This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by Quint Forgey on politico.com on September 9, 2020.US President Donald Trump acknowledged the “deadly” nature of the coronavirus earlier this year in a series of recorded interviews with The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward, even as the White House sought to dismiss the disease’s threat to Americans amid its initial outbreak across the United States.Recounting a conversation with Chinese President Xi…