New Jersey governor says he would have shut state down earlier if Trump was honest about coronavirus threat – CNNPolitics

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday he would have taken more aggressive action to fight Covid-19 if President Donald Trump had been more honest about the true threat of coronavirus during the early days of the pandemic.

Murphy’s comments come after CNN obtained audio tapes of Trump telling legendary journalist Bob Woodward that he knew weeks before the first confirmed US coronavirus death that the virus was dangerous, airborne, highly contagious and “more deadly than even your strenuous flus,” and that he repeatedly played it down publicly.

Murphy said Wednesday had he known — as Trump did — that the virus was airborne, he would’ve taken steps earlier to protect his state.

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