Analysis by Daniel Dale, CNN
Updated 8:57 AM ET, Thu September 3, 2020
Washington (CNN)Jonathan Swan, a reporter for Axios, has revealed the magic words that expose President Donald Trump‘s lies for what they are.Who?What?
Swan demolished some of Trump’s most dishonest talking points with a powerful tactic that has rarely been used by the people Trump has allowed to interview him:
Basic follow-up questions.
Many of Trump’s interviewers are right-wing sycophants who have no interest in challenging him. But Trump has defeated even his other interviewers by employing a strategy we can call the hit-and-run — saying dishonest stuff, then darting ahead to other dishonest stuff before the interviewer reacts.about:blank