AXIOS Donald Trump Interview

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?

How?


No.

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

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