Kudlow defends President Trump’s coronavirus response

White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks during a roundtable discussion about “Recovery at Work: Celebrating Connections,” in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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UPDATED 10:08 AM PT – Friday, September 11, 2020

According to White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, President Trump has led America “wisely” through the coronavirus pandemic. He made those comments in an interview Friday amid the controversy surrounding Bob Woodward’s new book.

In a recorded interview for book, President Trump said he downplayed the severity of the virus as to not cause mass panic. However, Kudlow said, “there was a lot we had to learn in a very short period of time and the President did the best he could.”

Kudlow suggested critics misinterpreted the President’s calmness as him trying to downplay it. He noted that calmness did not stop him from creating critical infrastructure to combat the outbreak.

“The President’s public posture where he wanted to calm, not panic in no way reflected or slowed the internal process of building an across the board infrastructure to combat the virus,” stated the economic adviser. “I, frankly, think that putting up that kind of infrastructure in a month is a remarkable achievement and we are winning the battle against the virus.”

Kudlow also praised the President for imposing travel restrictions on China and Europe, which he said was key to stemming the outbreak early on.

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