God save us all; he's all over the place like a mad woman's shit.
'Sometimes it is practically impossible to distil Donald Trump's public appearances into coherent, easily digestible news stories.
'That was the case back in June, when the US President spent 14 minutes at a political rally talking about that time he walked really slowly down a gentle ramp.
'And it was the case today, when HBO aired Trump's much-anticipated interview with Axios's national political correspondent, Australian reporter Jonathan Swan.
'This interview defies any effort at concise summarization ... '
Article said:Swan: "Oh, you're doing death as a proportion of cases. I'm talking about death as a proportion of population. That's where the US is really bad. Much worse than Germany, South Korea, et cetera."
Trump: "You can't – you can't do that."
Swan: "Why can't I do that?"
Trump: "You have to go by, you have to go by – look. Here is the United States – you have to go by the cases. The cases of death."
Swan: "Why not as a proportion of population?"
Trump: "What it says is when you have somebody, where there's a case, the people that live from those cases."
Swan: "Sure. It's surely a relevant statistic to say if the US has X population and X percentage of death of that population, opposed to some-"
Trump: "No, because you have to go by the cases."
Swan: "In South Korea, for example – 51 million population, 300 deaths. It's like, it's crazy compared to other countries."
Trump: "You don't know that. You don't know that."
Swan: "I do. You think they're faking their statistics? South Korea?"
Trump: "Ahhhhh, I won't get into that, because I have a very good relationship with the country. But you don't know that. They have spikes."
Swan: "Germany, low 9000s?"
Trump: "Here's one right here, United States. The number of cases – have a look. We're last. Meaning we're first."
Trump was brandishing another chart at this point.
Swan: "Last? I don't know what we're first in."
Trump: "Take a look, it's cases. And we have cases because of the testing."
Swan: "I mean, 1000 Americans are dying a day. But I understand, on cases, it's different."
Trump: "No but you're not reporting it correctly, Jonathan."
Swan: "I think I am."
"You can't – you can't do that."