“We did the best we could, and I think it’s really quite effective. I think the president led wisely, I think the vice president led wisely,” he said.
The interview came just after journalist Bob Woodward released excerpts of his new book “Rage,” detailing revelations that Mr. Trump was aware of the dangers of the coronavirus in February, even as he publicly downplayed them.
“As a member of the coronavirus task force — Vice President [Mike] Pence’s task force — I can tell you that the president’s public posture, where he wanted calm not panic, in no way reflected or slowed the internal process of building an across-the-board infrastructure to combat the virus,” Mr. Kudlow said.
There have been 6,397,547 cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in the United States and 191,802 deaths, according to data from John Hopkins University. The U.S. has a population of almost 330 million.
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