Tuesday 4th of August 2020
Jonathan Swan: A Thousand Americans Are Dying a Day. Trump: It is What it is.
Social Media Says
.jonathanvswan: Oh, youre doing death as a proportion of cases. Im talking about death as a proportion of population. Thats where the U.S. is really bad. Much worse than South Korea, Germany, etc. realdonaldtrump: You cant do that. Swan: Why cant I do that?
Watching this jonathanvswan interview with Trump. Swan is not a TV host, but this is hands down the best TV interview of Trump during his presidency. Its not even close. Swan displays a masterful grasp of the facts & how be confronts Trump with them is remarkable to watch.
The Wallace and Swan interviews are great, but also raise the inevitable question of why it's taken a decade for Trump to be asked follow-ups that any other politician regularly faces.
Respect to Jonathan Swan for not blurting out "what the fuck is wrong with you".
This was deplorable in ways of which not even Hillary Rodham Clinton could have dreamed. It was an offense against reason, against wisdom, and it rendered every compliment ever directed at the American experiment into a sad, bedraggled parody.
Jonathan Swan of Axios just laid out the blueprint for how to refuse to let trump bulldoze you with lies and colorful charts: PREPARATION. EVERY journalist should follow his lead from now on, or don't even bother to show up.
Jonathan Swan hardcore ripping off my act here.
Jonathan Swan's interview was "brilliant"! ... WHY aren't more "reporters" or "journalists" as thorough - and "tough" as Mr. Swan?
Black swan but make it retro.
'A thousand people are dying a day,' Swan told him. 'They are dying,' replied Trump. 'It's true. It is what it is.' Wow.
Johnathan Swan's expressions were priceless.
Watching the Jonathan Swan interview reminded me of my interview with Chris Guest as Nigel Tufnel in Spinal Tap. Trumps stupidity goes to 11.
The Swan and Wallace interviews are worth about 1,000 White House briefings. If reporters cant ask Trump follow-up questions, or refuse to follow up on their colleagues unanswered questions, Trump will easily just lie and move on to the next topic.
Thanks Jonathan Swan jonathanvswan for delivering TrumpsSwanSong with as much SurgicalPrecision as the GOP and their gerrymandered voting districts! NovemberIsComing for the entire TrumpCrimeFamily! ItIsWhatItIs an epic failed.
Swan: I swear Im not tripping, Mr. President, but Im thinking youre not from this planet.
Have the 42% seen the Jonathan Swan interview?
Trump keeps repeating that the US has so many cases because they test so many people, but he is unable to answer why the US has so many deaths TrUMP: When I took over we didnt even have a test SWAN: Why would you have a test? The virus didnt exist.
Trump told Swan that the courthouse in Portland is a "$600 million building." He told reporters last week that it's a "billion-dollar building." It cost $129 million to build in the late 1990s, the equivalent of just over $200 million in today's dollars.
Social Media Users Post Images Of Reporters Face During Interview With Trump: We Are All Jonathan Swan.
Every single person in America needs to watch Jonathan Swans Axios interview with Trump. If you can still vote for this freak-show after this, then its obvious that you want to be part of the freak show.
Both stats are valid but it depends on what you're measuring. Trump's (Death Per Case) says our hospitals are doing well in avoiding death once someone gets it. Swan's (Death Per Capita) says we're doing poorly in avoiding catching something deadly. The latter is Trump's job.
Swan: "I'm sure you've seen disturbing footage of people in fatigues beating the Navy veteran." Trump: "No no no no no no. No. No. Here you go. Fake news." Swan: "It's not fake news." Trump: "No no." Swan: "It's on video.".
No matter how many times it gets shared, I cant make it through the full Trump / Swan clip, its too excruciating. I tap out every time, its like Kendall rapping.
It's almost like Trump's inner circle wants him to self-sabotage. Who in their right minds thought this interview with Jonathan Swan on AxiosOnHBO was a good idea? Trump is a national embarrassment.
Thank you Jonathan Swan for reminding us all how much of an ass Donald Trump really is.
A. Jonathan Swan has the patience of a saint. B. Sarah Cooper has a lot of new material. C. What did I just watch? -nulb.
The way i'll read midnight sun just to know how falling in love with bella swan feels like, i mean who's edoardo? i dunno her.
Jonathan Swan is now repeatedly interrupting the President and claiming that because there's been some mail in voting in the past it's the same thing as having 100 million ballots this year. I can't stress this enough, Jonathan Swan is a disaster.
Swan: "What about not hope? What about analysis?" Trump: "I have seen where there is a difference, and I don't want there to be a difference. I don't like that there would be a difference. But with that being said, police have killed white people...".
Axios interview: Swan: "1000s of Americans are dying every day!" Trump: "It is what it is." Four people died in Benghazi and it led to six years of investigations. This is 40,000 Benghazis. It is what it is.
TRUMP: "When I took over, we didn't even have a test." SWAN: "Why would you have a test? The virus didn't exist.".
The entire resister community should follow jonathanvswan His entire interview of Trump is very important and will be a HISTORICAL RECORD of Trump's criminal behavior and gross incompetence. Swan is at 293.1k followers! Let's get that number WAY UP TONIGHT and TOMORROW!!
Jonathan Swan: How is it under control? Thousands of people are dying every day. Trump: It is what it is We are in a pandemic that couldve been almost over by now but Trump refused to take it seriously. Hes the reason why thousands are drying every day.
The interview Swan did for Axios displays all of Tang's twisted views of his job. This is one of the main takeaways.
POTUS: Were last, which means were first, which means were best jonathanvswan: Swan doesnt let POTUS sit inside the magic of his con, which is truly remarkable to see. But the problem is, POTUS lives inside his own con every minute he is in the WH.
1. The Swan interview was masterful. 2. Did any prospective Trump voter watch it (or highlights) and conclude: "I've changed my mind; I can't vote for him."?
Swan's interview of Trump: Q: What did you think of John Lewis? A: I didn't know him, never met the man. Q: Do you think he's impressive? A: I didn't know him, never met the man. Q: Did you find him funny? A: I didn't know him, never met the man. Q: Was he tidy? And so on.
Theres this weird dynamic in the Axios Interview where the President will just go on rambling and Swan will fact check him causing the President skip like a scratched cd and start playing the next excuse track.
Swan: "Mr. President, Ghislaine Maxwell has been arrested on allegations of child sex trafficking. Why would you wish such a person well?" Trump: "First of all, I don't know that.".
Please have Jonathan Swan moderate any and all 2020 Presidential debates!
Trumps completely deranged comments during the Jonathan Swan interview are as complete a class on narcissism as you will ever see. Narcissists will lie about things you know. Theyll lie about things you saw. Theyll lie about the lie they just told. They are lie machines.
DRIFTWOOD by Marie Brennan (swan_tower) preview: "Driftwood" .
Trump: "I did more for the Black community than anybody with the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln, whether you like it or not." Swan: "You believe you did more than Lyndon Johnson, who passed the Civil Rights Act?" Trump: "I think I did, yeah.".
Swan: "Lyndon Johnson! He passed the Civil Rights Act." Trump: "Ask, ask: how has it worked out? If you take a look at what Lyndon Johnson did. How has it worked out?" Swan: "You think the Civil Rights Act was a mistake?".
Trump would have faired better if he was interviewed by an actual swan.
After watching this interview, in its ~35 minute entirety, between Trump & Axios reporter Jonathan Swan ... Who in the WH thought this was a good thing to do ?! May be the most horrendous insight into Trumps ineptness ever done. Wow.
Axios Jonathan Swan on his interview with Pres. Trump: He always wants to sell and present the most positive spin on things, even if it bears no resemblance to reality.
Lotta anger, lotta sadness, lotta memes coming from the Swan interview. The biggest takeaway is Trump's five most damning words: "It is what it is." IT IS WHAT IT IS. That's his official position on 516 9/11s. That's all he has. Pathetic and sad.
It seems like the consensus about Jonathan Swans interview with Trump is the more Trump talked, the stupider he sounded.