President Donald Trump sat down last week for an interview with Axios’ Jonathan Swan for what turned out to be a wild and fascinating back-and-forth with heated exchanges on a number of issues ranging from the coronavirus to Black Lives Matter.
You can watch the full interview above, via HBO, while below we have listed some of the key takeaways and wildest exchanges from the interview.
1. Defending the Tulsa rally (starting at the 5:10 mark)
Swan opened the interview talking about the coronavirus pandemic and specifically recalled how he spoke with Trump the day before the Tulsa rally. He repeatedly pressed Trump on the wisdom of doing that, noting that the president’s fans are very loyal and listen