Jonathan Swan’s hard-hitting interview with Donald Trump has gone viral after the Axios journalist trumped the president at every response.
The chaotic interview, which aired on HBO, saw Trump struggle to muster up reliable responses to questions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, with Swan’s reactions making for some of the best memes of 2020.
Australian journalist Jonathan Swan’s viral interview with President Trump has made for 2020’s best memes amid an extremely alarming situation.
The interview definitely played out as if it was some kind of comedy sketch, with Trump flailing at every fact. However, the very serious questions surrounding death rates in America showcased just how much of a dire situation the United States is currently in.
If you haven’t checked out the interview, here’s a snippet from Axios where Swan’s incredible reactions, and Donald Trump’s failure to grasp the severity of the situation, are on full display.
.@jonathanvswan: “Oh, you’re doing death as a proportion of cases. I’m talking about death as a proportion of population. That’s where the U.S. is really bad. Much worse than South Korea, Germany, etc.”@realdonaldtrump: “You can’t do that.”
Swan: “Why can’t I do that?” pic.twitter.com/MStySfkV39
— Axios (@axios) August 4, 2020
Throughout the interview, the reactions of the Australian journalist (who is now an American hero) have made for the greatest meme template since this one to sum up everyone’s feelings towards Trump and 2020.
strong new meme template pic.twitter.com/OiHGIAe9Uy
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) August 4, 2020
Here are some of the best memes to come out of the extremely serious interview.
Jonathan Swan is the new Samuel Johnson pic.twitter.com/HnsKeTvalD
— John Self (@john_self) August 4, 2020
2020 in pictures pic.twitter.com/EvJJCoAFph
— Tim Callanan (@MrTimCallanan) August 4, 2020
do you like me? pic.twitter.com/wQsXWdoqqk
— Trump Draws (@TrumpDraws) August 5, 2020
2020 cheat sheet for reacting to things pic.twitter.com/9CPn3x0ZQb
— Sampsa Nuotio (@SampsaNuotio) August 4, 2020
While it’s easy to laugh Trump’s lack of insight, the fact of the matter is that the interview showcases the president’s lack of empathy towards a terrifying situation in the US.
With the number of new daily cases in America hitting the 50,000 mark and over 1,000 deaths per day, as stated clearly in the interview – Trump has to be sweating, as his lack of control over the situation was put on full display ahead of the election in November.