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Biden says intelligence community doesn't trust Trump as he has "no conception" of national security
Screenshot of CNN's interview with Joe Biden
Screenshot of CNN's interview with Joe Biden Credit: CNN (Screenshot)

During an interview with CNN, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told Jake Tapper that President Donald Trump "seems to have no conception of what constitutes national security". This statement refers to Trump telling Bob Woodward about existence of a classified nuclear weapons system.

"You wonder why people in the intelligence community wondered from the very beginning whether you could share data with him, 'cause they don't trust him. They don't trust what he'll say or do," so Biden to Tapper. "He seems to have no conception of what constitutes national security, no conception of anything other than, what can he do to promote himself?"

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"Rage" – Bob Woodward's new book about Trump to be released on Sep 15
Cover of "Rage" by Bob Woodward
Cover of "Rage" by Bob Woodward Credit: Simon & Schuster (Reproduction)

Bob Woodward's new book, titled "Rage", is based on "17 on-the-record interviews" with President Donald Trump over seven months and will be released on September 15.

The book highlights how Trump minimized the risks of the Covid-19 pandemic to not "create a panic" and denigrated multiple U.S. military officials. Woodward also pointed out that Trump failed to express empathy towards Black people and that two of Trump's top officials thought the president was "dangerous".

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Trump told Bob Woodward in February that Covid-19 was 'deadly' but wanted to 'play it down'
Cover of "Rage" by Bob Woodward
Cover of "Rage" by Bob Woodward Credit: Simon & Schuster

President Donald Trump told journalist Bob Woodward in a February 7 interview the new coronavirus was deadlier than the flu while continuing to compare them in public. Trump said to Woodward: "This is deadly stuff," and "You just breathe the air and that's how it's passed."

The February 7 interview was one in a series of interviews Woodward conducted with the president for his new book, "Rage".