“You just breathe the air and that’s how it’s passed. And so that’s a very tricky one. That’s a very delicate one. It’s also more deadly than even your strenuous flu. This is deadly stuff.” A first excerpt from Bob Woodward’s book, Rage, tells us what we pretty much already knew (since it was the opposite of what Trump was saying). Trump says he knew coronavirus was ‘deadly’ and worse than the flu while intentionally misleading Americans. Three quick takes. First, Trump knew what we faced and downplayed the virus. Fox News ordered its employees to stay home while telling its viewers the virus was a hoax. This is a conspiracy to commit a crime against America. What crime? Let’s put it this way. If the US had Canada’s Covid-19 death rate, 100,000 more Americans would likely be alive today. Second, if Trump told Woodward in Feb that he knew how deadly the virus was, are we cool with Woodward holding that info from the world until his book’s September release? Think of how furious we were at Bolton for saving his impeachment testimony for his book. And while that was a treacherous topic, it wasn’t one where tens of thousands of lives were at risk. Third, during the Nixon era, Woodward and Bernstein had to get the story from a secret source in an underground garage. During the Trump era, the president provided his own leaks. In the fullest actualization of his malignant narcissism, Donald Trump deep throated himself.