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Tue Aug 4, 2020, 12:51 AM

Axios' Jonathan Swan is having NONE of Spanky's crap!

This may be the most pitiful thing I have ever seen. But man, that interviewer is FEARLESS! 🤣


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Reply Axios' Jonathan Swan is having NONE of Spanky's crap! (Original post)
nolabear Aug 4 OP
Blue Owl Aug 4 #1
yonder Aug 4 #2
herding cats Aug 4 #9
brush Aug 4 #3
SiliconValley_Dem Aug 4 #4
Rhiannon12866 Aug 4 #5
nolabear Aug 4 #6
Rhiannon12866 Aug 4 #10
dmr Aug 4 #30
Rhiannon12866 Aug 4 #31
dmr Aug 4 #32
Rhiannon12866 Aug 4 #33
dmr Aug 4 #34
herding cats Aug 4 #7
smirkymonkey Aug 4 #8
herding cats Aug 4 #13
RussellCattle Aug 4 #11
geralmar Aug 4 #12
MySideOfTown Aug 4 #14
OrlandoDem2 Aug 4 #20
Leghorn21 Aug 4 #15
Rice4VP Aug 4 #16
Skittles Aug 4 #29
BigmanPigman Aug 4 #17
captain queeg Aug 4 #18
IcyPeas Aug 4 #19
captain queeg Aug 4 #21
JI7 Aug 4 #22
nolabear Aug 4 #23
demtenjeep Aug 4 #24
Cha Aug 4 #25
tblue37 Aug 4 #26
nolabear Aug 4 #27
Skittles Aug 4 #28

Response to nolabear (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 01:09 AM

1. Wow... Trump is a special kind of stupid...

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 01:10 AM

2. Holy shit, what an idiot.

A second grader could explain the flaw in that thinking.

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Response to yonder (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 01:29 AM

9. Which means his supporters won't see the flaw.

Most inquisitive 7 year olds would best them in a critical thinking challenge.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 01:17 AM

3. Such a dumb man. Can't understand per capita statistics.

Keeps up with the foolishness that if we didn't test we wouldn't have cases.

I can't stand that this stupid fool is the president. The world is doubling over in laughter at us, and thousands keep dying because this fool, along with Kushner, abandoned a fledgling testing/tracing national program early on in the pandemic because the virus was affecting blue states much more severley than red states.

I used to only call their response to the virus bungled and incompetent but since the story broke about their abandonment of an actual national plan, I now realize it was depraved indifference to lifeóin other words, it was criminal and remains criminal as we still don't have a national plan.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 01:18 AM

4. press gaggles are Trump's playground. One on one with real journalists he's just awful

 

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 01:23 AM

5. Here's the video, I also watched the interview:

Jonathan Swan is terrific! I watched him interview Jared and knew he wouldn't let Trump get away with much!

AXIOS on HBO: President Trump Exclusive Interview (Full Episode) HBO
https://www.democraticunderground.com/1017597591

On the return of Axios on HBO, Axios National Political Correspondent, Jonathan Swan, speaks with President Donald Trump about multiple topics including the coronavirus crisis, the Black Lives Matter movement, the November election, and U.S. Foreign Policy in Afghanistan, China, and Russia. Axios On HBO airs Mondays at 11pm.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 01:25 AM

6. Thanks. It was quite the bullfight.

Heavy on the bull.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 01:30 AM

10. I knew it was going to be cringeworthy, but I had to see how Jonathan Swan would handle it

As he did with Kushner, he seems to be able to ask the tough and revealing questions in a way that doesn't let them know they're "gotcha!"

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 10:13 PM

30. Any idea if the Kushner interview is online?

Was it long ago?

I can't imagine a Kushner interview. The man doesn't say much, and what he does say isn't much either.

I don't even think Kushner is human

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Response to dmr (Reply #30)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 10:28 PM

31. I was quite impressed with the Kushner interview since Swan asked great questions

And his sympathetic and low key manner caught Kushner off guard. I'd look for it now, but I'm sitting here in the dark with my phone since we're having a power outage! But it was another Axios interview, same as this one.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #31)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 10:37 PM

32. Thank you for the info

I'll try to find it tomorrow. I'm in the dark, our power is out, too. Not due to weather, but a car accident down the road hit a pole. So glad I have a charger.

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Response to dmr (Reply #32)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 10:44 PM

33. Oh no! Not you, too! Stay safe! And here's part of it when Jonathan Swan was on MSNBC

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #33)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 10:51 PM

34. Oh, yay, thank you!

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 01:26 AM

7. Swan: "I'm talking about deaths." "Nationally it's going up."

Trump: tossing out reams of paper work bullshit printed on them: "Nno, that's wrong, it's not right. Look at this one, um, um, right here. Look at cases."

PSA: In Texas only deaths where Covid is listed on the death as the COD are now counted.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 01:27 AM

8. If only more US journalists could be like Swann.

He did a great job managing the Orange Buffoon. Trump came across even dumber than he usually does.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 01:40 AM

13. I'm old enough to remember when he was scorned for having worked for The Hill when Axios formed

Also, Axios was also scorned as being a 'new RW' propaganda site due to the people who left their regular jobs to create it we're career political reporters rather than beloved pundits. There's a vast difference, but cable news has blurred that line for far too many.

Turns out that was a load of crap, huh? Like I always say, cynicism should be a seasoning, not a main course.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 01:38 AM

11. Did you notice the wildly simplistic bar graph chart that Trump pulls out....

....to try and make his case? No doubt his "staff" of enablers know that the charts have to super simple and have bright colors for him understand.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 01:54 AM

14. Florida counts

always go down on weekends. I don't blame the department of health for that. The people that count the cases and deaths deserve some time off. But it's disingenuous to say the trend is down because you give your counters a break.

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Response to MySideOfTown (Reply #14)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 05:42 AM

20. And many test sites were closed due to Isaias.

It will be fairer to judge the situation one week from now.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 02:02 AM

15. "We're lower than...the world"

wut

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 02:09 AM

16. THIS! Why can't the others handle this moron and challenge him the same way?

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Response to Rice4VP (Reply #16)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 10:09 PM

29. sometimes they do

for example, recently Chris Wallace actually laughed at Trump

the folk who call him our are the ones Trump calls FAKE NEWS

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 02:31 AM

17. MSNBC said Chris Wallace could take tips from Swann.

Swann should get a "medal for patience" and if there isn't one they should start making them and stamp Swann's profile on it. Just watching him try to explain it to the fucking moron was a head shaking experience.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 03:32 AM

18. Glad to see someone who doesn't let him off the hook, makes him squirm

Guess he wonít be invited back.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 04:30 AM

19. Exactly! Question him about number of deaths... not cases

He can't get his small brain around the concept of cases. But deaths are deaths.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 02:12 PM

21. He is breathtakingly stupid. It's still hard to believe he is president

Once he comes up against something that he canít bully or lie away heís got nothing. As bad as the pandemic is it could be worse if other stuff happened. He has absolutely no clue. All his life someone has bailed him out convincing him that heís some kind of genius. Now heís up against it and flailing desperately.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 02:53 PM

22. Have they released the whole thing ? Or has it been just some clips so far ?

I kind of like how it appears to drag out so all of this mess of an interview gets attention.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #22)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 05:52 PM

23. Oh yeah. Look upthread. But you can find it everywhere.

Itís devastating. And Swan has been on every news show today I think. Heís quite measured and professional while everyone around him bows down.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 05:54 PM

24. I love JS. I would have been a better wife than Betsy

who is I heard a repuke

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 05:56 PM

25. trump the gop**** wannabe DICtator FAIL!

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 06:00 PM

26. One tweet I read said that when Trump was fumbling with those charts and talking about

them, he was like a kid trying to give a presentation on the report he didn't read after his mother did it for him.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #26)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 06:03 PM

27. They were so simple it was stunning.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 10:06 PM

28. that simplistic chart Trump is waving aound

EMBARRASSING

ENOUGH OF THIS SHIT SHOW ALREADY

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