The President Of The United States Has Admitted To Reckless Mass-Murder
President Donald Trump knew the risk that the coronavirus posed to human beings, yet chose to downplay it and work against any public health experts who were trying to contain it.
Some are calling the president’s acts ‘negligence’ when in reality they were probably reckless.
Negligence means a crime has been committed because a defendant failed to recognize a risk or failed to act upon a duty (which may also apply here because Trump owes a duty of care to the American people).
"The difference between recklessness and negligence is that recklessness is conduct that is so obviously dangerous that the person knows or should know that their behavior could lead to harm," Jack Bernstein of the law firm Bernstein & Maryanoff explains.
Trump told Bob Woodward in early February that the coronavirus "is deadly stuff."
The president also told Woodward in March: "I wanted to always play it down. I still like playing it down, because I don't want to create a panic."
Here, Trump knew the risk but was indifferent to its consequences.
As Carl Bernstein said on CNN yesterday: “[In these tapes], we listen to him cover up this grave national emergency.”
Bernstein continued, "This is one of the great presidential felonies of all time, maybe the greatest presidential felony, and we have the smoking gun tape of the president committing the felony.”