Trump’s Axios Interview – Both Cringe-worthy and Painful
How Many More Failing Moments Does He Have Left
Cristal M Clark
If anyone caught Trump’s rather painful and cringe-worthy interview on HBO’s Axios you know what I am talking about when I say that I am pretty certain that the rest of the world is watching Trump’s interviews as if they were Novella’s.
Here in America you are either drinking whilst watching them, and heavily because we make up games to play whenever he says something stupid or you just bury your head in the sand.
Here’s how it basically went down: Trump began the interview by telling Jonathan Swan of Axios a strange tale about Trump’s coronavirus response and the current state of the pandemic, which were all lies and everyone in the world knows it. Duh, numbers dipshit. But the ending was a rather glorious ending with Trump making the death of civil rights leader John Lewis all about himself. Zero recognition for all the good, all that John Lewis fought for, the great man he was, nothing. It was all about how John Lewis never attended Trump’s ridiculous State of the Union (hey most of were drunk), and about how John Lewis never attended Trump’s inauguration (again, many hard working, honest, not stupid or blind American’s spent that time drunk or deeply depressed).
I’ve really got to hand it to Jonathan because at one point Trump handed him some made up statistics (most likely drawn up with a Sharpie) with regards to the pandemic and Jonathan shot back with the actual number of deaths in the US when Trump responded, you can’t use that.
So, we can’t use facts these days?
Trump started waving around his beloved charts and papers, like a three year old shows off his/her first piece of artwork.
The effort however was painfully unconvincing, Donald Trump tried to make it seem as though the US coronavirus death toll of more than 150,000 isn’t as bad as it seems.
“Right here, the United States is lowest in … numerous categories … ah, we’re lower than the world,” Trump stammered, Jonathan responded, “lower than the world? In what?”
“Oh, you’re doing death as a proportion of cases,” Swan continued. “I’m talking about death as a proportion of population. That’s where the US is really bad. Much worse than South Korea, Germany, etc. … Look at South Korea: 50 million population, 300 deaths.”
Trump responded by suggesting South Korea is faking its numbers. But when Swan challenged him on that point, Trump quickly changed the topic back to his pieces of paper.
“Here’s one right here. You take the number of cases. No, look. We’re last. Meaning we’re first,” Trump said.
“I mean, 1,000 Americans die a day,” Swan responded. “If hospital rates were going down and deaths were going down, I’d say terrific, you deserve to be praised for testing. But they’re all going up!”
Jonathan was absolutely relentless however, he hit Donald Trump with a string of questions about why he isn’t doing more to fight the coronavirus and why the virus has hit the US so much harder than other comparable countries.
Jonathan asked Trump point blank how he can say the pandemic is under control when roughly 1,000 Americans are dying from Covid-19 each day, Trump’s response: “it is what it is.”
“There are those that say you can test too much. You know that?” Trump said at one point.
“Who says that?” Swan responded.
“Read the manuals. Read the books,” answered Trump.
“What books?” Swan challenged, but no answer was forthcoming. Instead, Trump said that “when I took over we didn’t even have a test.”
Wait, what? I’m sorry were our past presidents psychic and we all missed that?
Again, this is the leader of the free world showing us very, very clearly just how little he cares for anyone’s well being. His only care is winning an election he may very well end up losing because of his inability to respond to the pandemic honestly, wholeheartedly, like a fucking human being, you know care about your fellow man, you know Trump, your voters?
The worst however was the moment Trump didn’t seem to know the difference between a mail in ballot and an absentee ballot.
And he is still against mail in voting except for…
Today he cleared mail in voting down in his new home state of Florida but also slammed other states for saying that they would allow it because he fears that the democrats will “steal” the election.
More made up stories, lies, deceit and bullshit. He twists the story to suit his needs and only where it suits him best.
It is becoming more and more evident that Trump would rather millions die in this country over handling the Pandemic all for the shot at winning another 4 years in the Oval trash pit he has created.
Cristal M Clark