Bob Woodward appeared on The Late Present With Stephen Colbert Monday night time the place he revealed new audio of President Trump that shocked Colbert.

Final week, Woodward launched audio recordings of conversations he had with Trump for his new e book, Rage. Within the recordings from February and March, Trump will be heard acknowledging how harmful and lethal the coronavirus could possibly be, however that he needed to downplay it publicly, which is precisely what he did.

Trump continued holding giant rallies into March, the place he referred to criticism of his dealing with of the pandemic as a Democrat hoax, and he refused to put on a masks in public because the CDC had advisable. However as Trump advised Woodward on April 13, in personal, he was far more cautious.

“Bob, it’s so simply transmissible, you wouldn’t even imagine it,” Trump advised Woodward. “I imply, you might, you might be within the room…I used to be within the White Home a few days in the past, assembly of 10 individuals within the Oval Workplace and a man sneezed—innocently. Not a horrible—you recognize, only a sneeze. The whole room bailed out, okay? Together with me, by the way in which.”

“Effectively, I do know he’s making gentle there on the finish,” Colbert responded after listening to the audio, “however on the coronary heart of that’s one thing terribly stunning.”

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HENDERSON, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 13: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks throughout a marketing campaign occasion at Xtreme Manufacturing on September 13, 2020 in Henderson, Nevada. Trump’s go to comes after Nevada Republicans blamed Democratic Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak for blocking different occasions he had deliberate within the state. (Picture by Ethan Miller/Getty Photographs)

Supporters cheer as President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Picture/Andrew Harnik)

President Donald Trump arrives to talk at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Picture/Andrew Harnik)

Supporters cheer as President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Picture/Andrew Harnik)

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Picture/Andrew Harnik)

Supporters attempt to catch a hat thrown into the gang as President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Picture/Andrew Harnik)

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Picture/Andrew Harnik)

A few of hundreds of people that turned out Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, wait to enter a President Donald Trump marketing campaign re-election rally for at an tools rental meeting plant in Henderson, Nev. Officers within the metropolis exterior Las Vegas warned Xtreme Manufacturing by letter and verbally that the occasion violated COVID-19 emergency directives by Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak prohibiting gatherings to not more than 50 individuals in a non-public or public setting. Town stated it’d superb organizers as much as $500 per violation and droop or revoke its enterprise license. (AP Picture/Ken Ritter)

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Picture/Andrew Harnik)

President Donald Trump arrives to talk at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Picture/Andrew Harnik)

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Picture/Andrew Harnik)

President Donald Trump arrives to talk at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Picture/Andrew Harnik)

Supporters react as President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Picture/Andrew Harnik)

President Donald Trump arrives to talk at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Picture/Andrew Harnik)

President Donald Trump arrives to talk at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Picture/Andrew Harnik)

President Donald Trump reacts to the gang as he speaks at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Picture/Andrew Harnik)

Supporters look ahead to President Donald Trump to talk at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Picture/Andrew Harnik)

Supporters look ahead to President Donald Trump to talk at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Picture/Andrew Harnik)

A supporter waits for President Donald Trump to talk at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Picture/Andrew Harnik)

Supporters cheer as President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Picture/Andrew Harnik)

Supporters look ahead to President Donald Trump to talk at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Picture/Andrew Harnik)

Supporters look ahead to President Donald Trump to talk at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Picture/Andrew Harnik)

Dana White, head of the Final Combating Championship, middle, accompanied by some Final Combating Championship fighters, pay attention as President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. Additionally pictured is Rick Harrison, who seems on the tv present Pawn Stars, left. (AP Picture/Andrew Harnik)

Supporters cheer as President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Picture/Andrew Harnik)

Supporters of President Donald Trump look ahead to him to take the stage at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Picture/Andrew Harnik)

El presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, llega para hablar en un mitin en Xtreme Manufacturing, el domingo 13 de septiembre de 2020, en Henderson, Nevada. (AP Foto/Andrew Harnik)

Supporters cheer as President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Picture/Andrew Harnik)

Supporters look ahead to President Donald Trump to talk at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Picture/Andrew Harnik)

Supporters look ahead to President Donald Trump to talk at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Picture/Andrew Harnik)

HENDERSON, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 13: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks throughout a marketing campaign occasion at Xtreme Manufacturing on September 13, 2020 in Henderson, Nevada. Trump’s go to comes after Nevada Republicans blamed Democratic Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak for blocking different occasions he had deliberate within the state. (Picture by Ethan Miller/Getty Photographs)

HENDERSON, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 13: Kimberly Guilfoyle speaks at a marketing campaign occasion for U.S. President Donald Trump at Xtreme Manufacturing on September 13, 2020 in Henderson, Nevada. Trump’s go to comes after Nevada Republicans blamed Democratic Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak for blocking different occasions he had deliberate within the state. (Picture by Ethan Miller/Getty Photographs)

HENDERSON, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 13: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks throughout a marketing campaign occasion at Xtreme Manufacturing on September 13, 2020 in Henderson, Nevada. Trump’s go to comes after Nevada Republicans blamed Democratic Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak for blocking different occasions he had deliberate within the state. (Picture by Ethan Miller/Getty Photographs)

HENDERSON, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 13: A supporter holds up a “Peaceable Protester” signal throughout a marketing campaign occasion for U.S. President Donald Trump at Xtreme Manufacturing on September 13, 2020 in Henderson, Nevada. Trump’s go to comes after Nevada Republicans blamed Democratic Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak for blocking different occasions he had deliberate within the state. (Picture by Ethan Miller/Getty Photographs)

HENDERSON, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 13: Supporters maintain up indicators throughout a marketing campaign occasion for U.S. President Donald Trump at Xtreme Manufacturing on September 13, 2020 in Henderson, Nevada. Trump’s go to comes after Nevada Republicans blamed Democratic Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak for blocking different occasions he had deliberate within the state. (Picture by Ethan Miller/Getty Photographs)

HENDERSON, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 13: U.S. President Donald Trump claps after talking at a marketing campaign occasion at Xtreme Manufacturing on September 13, 2020 in Henderson, Nevada. Trump’s go to comes after Nevada Republicans blamed Democratic Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak for blocking different occasions he had deliberate within the state. (Picture by Ethan Miller/Getty Photographs)

HENDERSON, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 13: Kimberly Guilfoyle waves after talking at a marketing campaign occasion for U.S. President Donald Trump at Xtreme Manufacturing on September 13, 2020 in Henderson, Nevada. Trump’s go to comes after Nevada Republicans blamed Democratic Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak for blocking different occasions he had deliberate within the state. (Picture by Ethan Miller/Getty Photographs)

HENDERSON, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 13: U.S. President Donald Trump gestures after talking at a marketing campaign occasion at Xtreme Manufacturing on September 13, 2020 in Henderson, Nevada. Trump’s go to comes after Nevada Republicans blamed Democratic Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak for blocking different occasions he had deliberate within the state. (Picture by Ethan Miller/Getty Photographs)

HENDERSON, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 13: U.S. President Donald Trump provides a thumbs-up after talking at a marketing campaign occasion at Xtreme Manufacturing on September 13, 2020 in Henderson, Nevada. Trump’s go to comes after Nevada Republicans blamed Democratic Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak for blocking different occasions he had deliberate within the state. (Picture by Ethan Miller/Getty Photographs)

HENDERSON, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 13: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks throughout a marketing campaign occasion at Xtreme Manufacturing on September 13, 2020 in Henderson, Nevada. Trump’s go to comes after Nevada Republicans blamed Democratic Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak for blocking different occasions he had deliberate within the state. (Picture by Ethan Miller/Getty Photographs)




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Trump held an indoor rally in Nevada on Sunday at which there was no social distancing and little or no use of masks. Woodward puzzled if Trump would have employed the identical philosophy there as he did within the Oval Workplace.

“So he’s within the Oval Workplace, somebody sneezes, and he bails out. He goes working out,” Woodward stated. “Final night time in Nevada when he was going by that rally—I imply, God is aware of how many individuals there, all packed collectively. I ponder if somebody sneezed within the entrance row that Trump would bail out once more and get out of the way in which.”

Woodward has spoken about his perception that Trump has failed the American individuals along with his dealing with of the coronavirus, and he believes that Trump’s actions over the previous a number of months is not going to be regarded again upon favorably.

“When the historical past books about this are written and it’s all put collectively, persons are gonna be, and historians are gonna be, surprised on the failure,” Woodward stated, “the fundamental failure to guide and say, ‘Hey, that is what’s happening, guys.’”

The Late Present With Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. on CBS.