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Trump knew about severity of virus in February, so why didn’t he act?

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House on September 10, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

In a freshly formatted weekly episode, KIRO Radio’s Dave Ross and reporter Aaron Granillo discuss the shocking revelations from Bob Woodward’s new book, Rage, and play tape of the president admitting to the severity of the virus being far worse than the flu as early as February.

How much of a difference would an earlier lockdown or mask mandate have made? And should Woodward have broken this story back in March, when lives still could have been saved?

In other news: A “worship protest” on Labor Day outside a shuttered Gas Works Park drew ire from the surrounding community and sharp comparisons between large prayer gatherings and large protests against police brutality. Dave Ross offers a defense of targeted park closures.

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