trumps Swan Song ...Some of the Craziest Bits  

nosnowforme 66F
519 posts
8/5/2020 12:27 pm
trumps Swan Song ...Some of the Craziest Bits

As if his pandemic press briefings haven’t been bonkers (and dangerous) enough, president trump made the full extent of his ineptitude known in a stunning new Axios on HBO interview with national political correspondent Jonathan Swan. The interview is an outrageous, confusing, delusional, and enraging half-hour journey as Swan relentlessly presses trump on the nationwide COVID-19<b> death </font></b>toll (which he dismisses), Black Lives Matter (which he also dismisses), delaying the election (he doesn’t quite rule it out), and his well wishes for Ghislaine Maxwell (he stands by his earlier statement).

Swan somehow displays a highly commendable level of resolve as trump spews misinformation at every turn (Swan’s facial expressions throughout the interview became a trending topic on Twitter); many viewers won’t stay as calm. There was a wealth to choose from, but here are the seven craziest things president trump said in the train-wreck Axios interview everyone is talking about.

When trump implied that China intentionally spread COVID-19 to the U.S.

To the world, it may be a public-health emergency, but for trump, the COVID-19 pandemic is a bitchy power move from China to punish the U.S. for its economic success. “This was sent to us by China and we’re never going to forget it, believe me, we’re never going to forget it,” trump said. “We were beating China at every single point. We were beating them on trade. We were making progress like nobody’s ever made progress. Before the pandemic they had the worst year that they’ve had in 67 years.… Then, all of a sudden, the game changed...and I closed the greatest economy ever in history.” To be clear, an estimated 692,000 people worldwide are dead from coronavirus, but trump is still focusing on his personal feud with China.

When he coldly downplayed the COVID-19<b> death </font></b>toll.

trump repeatedly attempted to downplay the nationwide surge, and the fact that the curve we were supposed to flatten is only spiking. This resulted in a staggeringly insensitive line. “One thousands Americans are dying a day. They are dying, it’s true. It is what it is,” trump told Swan. “That doesn’t mean that it’s under control as much as we can control it.” Evidently, tweeting medical conspiracies about not wearing masks and holding packed rallies now counts as trying his best.

The president even went so far as to produce his own charts, claiming the U.S<b>. death </font></b>rate from coronavirus was among the lowest in the world. The only problem, as Swan pointed out: trump’s charts showed deaths by case number, rather than deaths by population. trump’s retort? “You can’t do that.” Better, of course, to ignore the rising<b> death </font></b>and hospitalization rate in favor of figures that suit him.

When trump floated the insane idea of “too much” testing.

Asked by Swan when he can commit to providing Americans with widely accessible same-day testing, trump scoffed: “There are those that say, ‘You can test too much,’ you know that?” When Swan immediately replied, “Who says that?” trump shot back: “Read the manuals, read the books.” Unsurprisingly, he was unable to provide any specific book titles that discourage as much testing as possible in the midst of a deadly pandemic.

When he stood by holding a crowded, mask-free Tulsa rally.

Swan confronted trump about the danger and recklessness of holding a crowded event, but got a classic egotistical trump reply: bragging about his crowd size and TV ratings. “We had a tremendous crowd, it was like an armed camp,” he boasted. “We had the highest rating in the history of Fox television.” At this, Swan delivered one of his best lines of the interview: “I’m not criticizing your ability to draw a crowd. Are you kidding? I’ve covered you for five years,” he said. “You draw massive crowds. You get huge ratings. I’m asking about the public health.”

When trump made John Lewis’s<b> death </font></b>all about himself.

Here’s a telling glimpse into trump’s megalomania. In his mind, John Lewis is not a civil rights hero, but a guy who declined to attend his inauguration. “I don’t know John Lewis. He chose not to come to my inauguration,” the president said. “He didn’t come to my inauguration, he didn’t come to my State of the Union addresses, and that’s okay, that’s his right.” As he has done before, trump later congratulated himself for doing “more for the Black community than anybody, with the possible exemption of Abraham Lincoln.” Swan then asked how that could be, considering the legislative record of LBJ. “You believe you did more than Lyndon Johnson, who passed the Civil Rights Act?” Swan asked. “I think I did, yeah,” trump answered. (Cue another of Swan’s incredulous facial expressions.)

When he again began casting doubt on the 2020 election results.

In light of his recent, chilling tweet suggesting delaying the election, trump went off about voting by mail. “We have a new phenomenon. It’s called mail-in voting,” he said. (Praise Swan for replying: “New? It’s been here since the Civil War.”) trump proceeded to claim mail-in voting is rife with fraud (“Somebody got a ballot for a dog”), arguing that millions of ballots are being sent out (in fact, Swan corrected, those are applications). “You could have a case when this election could not be decided on the evening of November 3. You could have a case when this election is decided two months later,” trump said. “Because lots of things will happen during that period...especially when you have tight margins.”

When he wished Ghislaine Maxwell well. Again.

trump doubled down on his kind wishes for alleged sex trafficker Maxwell. “Her friend or boyfriend was either killed or committed suicide in jail. She’s now in jail,” the president said. “Yeah, I wish her well, I’d wish you well, I’d wish a lot of people well. Good luck, let them prove somebody was guilty.”

lindoboy100 59M  
23969 posts
8/5/2020 11:31 pm

As an aside, the Massass personna looks suspiciously like a bawbag who used to call himself Justlookn something or other.

Magically appears on any post with any remote anti-trump sentiment, tries to come across as articulate therefore plausible, capitalises certain words as if it lends more credence to anything it says. Basically he/it is an idiot, to be ignored, or derided.

I thought he had disappeared......oh well.

nosnowforme replies on 8/6/2020 6:16 am:
The words in CAPS are code for the overseers extract them in reverse, flip every third word, finished with remainder of the sentence and the message is revealed:
I DID AGREE NOT to vote for Trump

lindoboy100 59M  
23969 posts
8/5/2020 11:17 pm

Funnily enough I.can't bring myself to capitalise his name either, he doesn't deserve even that level of respect. It even makes me sick when I hear people call him Mr President. He's no president, he's a two but hood.

That interview was just more air time wasted. Watching it speak still makes my blood boil, it challenges all of my basic beliefs in humanity.

Good post as ever McSnow. Spare a thought for me please. We have a bunch of even more evil pigs running the show over here. boris and dominic et al, and it looks like we'll have them for a decade with no effective challenge from our media..........

OralGuy1112 64M
28 posts
8/5/2020 5:13 pm

100% on target, he is the definition of "pure evil".

nosnowforme replies on 8/5/2020 5:36 pm:

nosnowforme 66F

8/5/2020 4:17 pm

Interview can be found here
youtube . com / watch?v=zaaTZkqsaxY

blucat1953 69M

8/5/2020 3:30 pm

You sound like a very grounded person , we need more in these trying times

nosnowforme replies on 8/5/2020 4:16 pm:
I do though also have wings

blucat1953 69M

8/5/2020 3:26 pm

Thanks for stating the facts

nosnowforme replies on 8/5/2020 4:16 pm:
Youre welcome, alternative facts are available on the fox entertainment channel

Suprcuk49 61M
257 posts
8/5/2020 2:44 pm

Just needs to learn to keep his mouth shut when he doesn't know the facts.

jajo696 67F
4287 posts
8/5/2020 2:35 pm

    Quoting  :

One is certainly able to pass on by content that is not appealing to the reader. The OP can post whatever they want ~~

GomarPyle 59M
7 posts
8/5/2020 1:46 pm

His 4 years in office is going to take years to cleanup, fix and in general take allot of real Americans to put our country back together. That's if when he loses he vacates the White House. His campaign has come out with ball caps stating make America Great again. We need a ball cap that states Make America Honest Again! Honesty hasn't been one of Trumps callings either.

nosnowforme replies on 8/5/2020 2:15 pm:
a few decades ...nothing in geologic time

freetobeme9569 53F
180 posts
8/5/2020 1:28 pm

The "stable genius" ...P.T. Barnum would be proud

nosnowforme replies on 8/5/2020 5:42 pm:
Nice tittens bro!

justaguyinalaska 56M
879 posts
8/5/2020 1:07 pm

Trump as made (so far, we still have 5 months to go) over 20,000 false or misleading claims as President. (And this does include his many other routine statements that are so idiotic and/or incoherent they do not quality as "lies or misleading") It is sad to contemplate that your snapshot covers merely one hour of one day of this miserable Presidency.

There will be entire forests cut down to manufacture the paper required to print the torrent of post-Trump books that will be written to document the horror-show promulgated by the worst President ever.

nosnowforme replies on 8/5/2020 2:13 pm:
small t please

Brownie202 65F  
2680 posts
8/5/2020 1:05 pm

Less bright or more into conspiracy theories ,fake news,delusions and whatever mental problems he has. Wondering how many of its supporters still support it.

Humans are the most dangerous animals on earth.

If only animals had the ability to know when to keep away from us humans they would be better off.

nosnowforme replies on 8/5/2020 2:11 pm:
nearly all

nosnowforme 66F

8/5/2020 12:28 pm

He really is less bright than one would have guessed

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