Should you have been one of many 136,000 folks glued to the tv Monday night time watching Axios’ Jonathan Swan interview President Donald Trump (or one of many hundreds of thousands who tuned in on-line later), I don’t want to elucidate to you what that have was like. Should you didn’t catch it you undoubtedly ought to, and I’d say brace your self however no quantity of bracing will put together you for the trainwreck that’s this interview. I don’t imply it’s a trainwreck as in it was a nasty interview, what I imply is Jonathan was the engineer attempting to drive the practice, and regardless that he did a hell of a job, the practice was decided to crash itself as a result of it’s only a defective, harmful, chaotic fucking practice.
Look, all of us knew it was going to be tough, however Trump actually outdid himself. When it got here time to speak about COVID-19 and the way the nation is doing (i.e. dangerous) Trump, prepared with the info, whipped out his expertly ready stack of, uh, free paper (nobody may get him a binder? A duotang? Some staples? No?) containing two graphs with 4 factors of information.
Don’t fear, it’s coloration coded.
This actually appears to be like like a graph an elementary college scholar made to point out which snacks his class likes finest. However, hey, no less than there’s no hand-drawn Sharpie edits on this one.
God we’re all fucking doomed.
It’s exhausting to say which second actually stands out probably the most, as a result of, nicely, there’s simply so darn many. Maybe it was when Swan introduced up the rising COVID dying toll in America and Trump answered, “It’s what it’s.” Or, perhaps, when he stated he needs Ghislaine Maxwell nicely, for a second time. For me, Trump repeating, “Learn the manuals, learn the books” time and again as if that’s a solution to something takes the primary spot. Hats off to Jonathan Swan, it will possibly’t be straightforward to interview somebody whose mind is filled with worms.
However perhaps that’s the important thing? Possibly the one one who ought to tackle Trump is Trump?
In an edited model of the interview, YouTuber Justin T. Brown eliminated Swan fully and let POTUS face off in opposition to himself. You’ll need to determine for your self who received.