Jonathan Swan Names The Most ‘Stunning’ Moment Of His Wild Trump Interview

'He is not confronting reality when it comes to the virus,' the Axios journalist warned.

8/5/2020 9:41:00 AM

'He is not confronting reality when it comes to the virus,' the Axios journalist warned.

'He is not confronting reality when it comes to the virus,' the Axios journalist warned.

on Tuesday that the moment that stood out to him was the wild back-and-forth they had on the coronavirus pandemic.“He is not confronting reality when it comes to the virus,” Swan said. “And he is reaching for data points that are good for publicity or sound good but are not actually the best metrics for revealing what’s going on in this country.”

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Trump argued thatthe U.S. had the best coronavirus numbers in the worldbecause of the extensive testing, despite nearly 160,000 deaths, and repeated his claim that there can be too much testing.“You know there are those that say, you can test too much,” Trump said. “You do know that.”

“Who says that?” Swan asked.“Oh, just read the manuals,” Trump said. “Read the books.”Speaking on MSNBC on Tuesday, Swan said Trump never named the books or manuals, and added that there’s “no credible public health expert who is suggesting that there is a danger to testing too much.”

He also said Trump’s claim that the United States is doing the most testing isn’t particularly meaningful in the larger context.“The reason the U.S. has had to do all these tests is because the virus spread undetected like wildfire through this country in February, March, April, and it took a very long time to get the testing working and effective, and we’re still not there with these delays so people are walking around for, in some cases, 10-11 days spreading the virus.”

Swan said public health experts agree that, without a vaccine, the best way to control the virus is with aggressive and rapid testing as well as isolation, contact tracing and quarantining.“The fact that he’s... still expressing ambivalence over the value of testing is stunning,” he said.

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Jonathan swan you just got spanked by the president of the United States 😆😆 Psychiatrist as Fly-On-The-Wall at Trump's Axios Interview | Psychology Today Trump”ItIsWhatItIs” Trump does not give a rat's tail about the Chinese virus. He takes no blame at all. realDonaldTrump mentioned in his AxiosInterview that we have less cases than the world!! Here are other supporting facts: 1. The US population is less than the world’s 2. The US land area is less than the world’s 3. We emit less green gas than the world’s

Delusional president and the 36% that make up his cult stay in cult mode. Think of that, over a third of the nation can’t think for themselves. gabbylblilac754 Exactly. trump's been in denial about COVID-19 since he heard about it last year. DebraMessing He claimed he didn’t know back in June but he did in July so what’s his excuse for not asking Putin?

DebraMessing Trump keeps saying it was never brought to his attention about bounties. DebraMessing He wants us dead or homeless so we don't vote him into prison. When will people get it? He's a terrorist. DebraMessing He is incapable of confronting reality, either b/c of mental decline or b/c it doesn’t fit w/his narrative/propaganda for re-election or both.

DebraMessing He’s not confronting reality with ANYTHING!! DebraMessing DebraMessing realDonaldTrump doesn’t deal in reality or truth when it comes to almost everything. Hence, that is probably the reason why he had to take a cognitive test. gut this fish Send a message to repressive and elitists leaders by charging Trump with CrimesAgainstHumanity

Trump looks like he’s gonna explode any minute. .jonathanvswan should never have buy himself a beer or glass of wine in any bar he frequents. That interview was gold! He held realDonaldTrump’s feet to the fire and called him out on his BS answers. I wish more journalists would do that. Bravo Mr. Swan!

Its abundantly clear he isn’t sharp. His comprehension is on full display. Defending his incompetence takes a willingness to sink into thoughtlessness. 🙄🤦🏻‍♂️👎😡🤫 Swan is a STUPIDBOY FAKE Journalist! He’s not confronting reality, period.🙄 FantasyTrump Trump doesn’t live in our reality. He is not confronting reality.....period.

Watching Trump speak in Axios interview with Jonathan Swan, is like watching a Dr. Pimple Popper video. Once Trump opens his mouth, like an opened infection, a lot of disgusting & foul shit comes out of his pie hole. It’s horrible to watch, but you just can’t turn away either! It was painful to watch, to say the least 😖

Uh, can I get you a one way ticket back to your planet?, lmao Confirmed: moron, idiot, criminal? Is Trump that much worse than any other politician serving in a separate but co equal branch? “And he is reaching for data points that are good for publicity or sound good but are not actually the best metrics for revealing what’s going on in this country.” - qualities that might work at used-car sales lots NOT when one wants to solve or prevent major problems

Has he ever? Look at trumps eyes.His face is blood red. He is about to explode. Because Jonathan questioned his bs He can insult, blame ,and demand .. But he can’t answer a single question. He even had the fake charts upside down for heavens sake.John Lewis was so right about him. pure EVIL He looks not right

What’s really stunning is we’ve let this lunatic who can’t string together a coherent sentence ruin this country & hijack our democracy while everyone in Congress stands dumbly by doing little to nothing to stop him. GET OVER IT. HE IS THE NEW WORLD ORDER LEADER Next time America wants an Emperor, choose wisely....

Trump is right, it is what it is and it might seem cruel on the surface but something in life is gonna take you out and this is just one of many things that can do it. Nobody is promised a long lived life. How do people still support this guy? Seriously, he has absolutely no respect for science, the human race, or this country. I am so over this never-ending train wreck of a presidency.

He is not confronting reality. Full stop. No need to specify, as it’s his default position. Be that as well, it's no wonder. ...and the Huffington post is a glorified blog site where anyone can pay to write a hit job on the President. I think the job of a good journalist is to report and not to give their own opinion...

Must have been a hard choice. My mouth was literally hanging open during most of this interview. Sincerely from The Netherlands. “What do you think of the John Lewis legacy?” Trump: “well he didn’t come to my inauguration” Explains this presidency writ large

Jonathan Swan: Trump is not confronting reality about coronavirusAxios National Political Reporter Jonathan Swan, who conducted a stunning interview of President Trump, tells Ali Velshi that Donald Trump is 'reaching for data points that are good for publicity but not the best metric for revealing what is going on in this country.” jonathanvswan Now let's have biden do an interview with a right wing political activist. jonathanvswan Trump has not confronted reality in 4 years! jonathanvswan when a President can not form sentences and bases all his exchange on pictures other prepared for him, it is time to go. America starved for Leadership. NOT ItIsWhatItIs

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The 9 Wildest Answers in Trump’s Interview With Jonathan Swan, RankedIn an attempt to impose some order on the surreal events, here is a ranking of the wildest moments from Trump's interview with Jonathan Swan He looks like a a pyromaniac kid denying that he set the fire in the bathroom! Well, Biden’s camp won’t have to spend any additional funds generating advertising content after that insane display. AxiosOnHBO ResignNowTrump the expression of the dumbest man on earth.

Trump on coronavirus deaths: 'It is what it is'Axios reporter Jonathan Swan breaks down his new interview with President Trump wherein Trump discusses COVID-19 deaths and he defends his administration's handling of the virus. I hate msnbc . You are the enemy of the people Brilliant and well prepared interview by jonathanvswan as well as a fantastic well managed segment by ChrisJansing Exactly. Is it easy to picture Trump selling a sketchy Manhattan condo to some dumb schlub in the 80s by claiming “The rats will vanish in two weeks. It’ll be a miracle!” or is it just me?

The 9 Wildest Answers in Trump’s Interview With Jonathan Swan, RankedIn an attempt to impose some order on the surreal events, here is a ranking of the wildest moments from Trump's interview with Jonathan Swan He looks like a a pyromaniac kid denying that he set the fire in the bathroom! Well, Biden’s camp won’t have to spend any additional funds generating advertising content after that insane display. AxiosOnHBO ResignNowTrump the expression of the dumbest man on earth.

Twitter Users Stunned At 'Full-Blown Lunacy' Of Trump's Wild Axios InterviewThe president raised eyebrows with his comments on John Lewis, coronavirus, Ghislaine Maxwell and more. He is absolutely mentally unfit to run our country. International activities of the Latin America states in combating drug trafficking in the XXI century Mental illness is a major problem in this country