Former President Donald Trump acquired low marks for his dealing with of the coronavirus pandemic from almost everybody round him ― together with, because it seems, his personal spouse.

Then-first woman Melania Trump reportedly informed her husband that he wanted to take the virus extra severely early within the disaster, in keeping with the upcoming guide, The Divider by Peter Baker of The New York Instances and The New Yorker’s Susan Glasser.

″‘You’re blowing this,’ she recalled telling her husband,” the pair wrote within the guide, per CNN. ”‘That is severe. It’s going to be actually dangerous and you want to take it extra severely than you’re taking it.’”

She even requested Chris Christie to assist persuade Trump that the pandemic ought to be taken extra severely.

“He had simply dismissed her. ‘You are concerned an excessive amount of,’ she remembered him saying. ‘Neglect it,’” Baker and Glasser wrote.

The Divider is about for launch subsequent week.

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