After an intense interview with a respected Aussie journalist, US President Donald Trump has just become a meme.

The discussion between Trump and Axios' national political correspondent, Jonathan Swan, aired on HBO this week. Swan grilled the President about the US' response to the coronavirus pandemic, with Trump insisting the situation in the US was “under control”.

Swan, however, was not content with the answer and continued to ask Trump what he meant, highlighting throughout the interview that “a thousand Americans are dying a day”. He appeared confused by the President’s responses, and photos of his perplexed reactions went viral. Soon, Internet users started doing what they do best: using the images in all sorts of contexts with (ironic) captions to express their opinions on pretty much everything. "It is what it is," Trump said, appearing indifferent to the COVID-19 death toll that has reached 150,000 in the States. When he was challenged, Trump responded with answers that CNN has called 'nonsensical'.

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I thought it stood for "juice" because he's orange

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"It is what it is," Trump said, appearing indifferent to the COVID-19 death toll that has reached 150,000 in the States. When he was challenged, Trump responded with answers that CNN has called 'nonsensical'.

"We're lower than the world," the President said in 'an incomprehensible' response when pressed on why 1,000 people die due to coronavirus every day in the US.

"We're lower than the world," the President said in 'an incomprehensible' response when pressed on why 1,000 people die due to coronavirus every day in the US.

Most memorably, however, Trump threw a small tantrum ("You can't do that!") when Swan pressed him to discuss the reality of his coronavirus response beyond one specific graph his staff had printed out for the interview, handing the journalist the paper when he found himself unable to make sense of the statistics.

As the meme is getting more and more popular, numerous people have said that Swan's facial expressions during the interview is the epitome of our collective reaction to 2020 in general. And you can't argue with that.

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Miłka Chromińska
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That's... that's quite true actually 😅

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this is true. Girl scout cookies is the best MLM scheme to date.

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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He's so ridiculous! If he wasn't a head of state he will be so funny. The whole world were thinking "Bush junior was the worst president ever, really dumb, the americans can't choose a worst president than him" and then Trumps comes and the whole world were facepalming. The history schoolbooks will be very interesting after him.

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He also said that schools could open despite Corona but the elections should be delayed because of Corona. Strange how somehow Corona always works in his favor. You might start to think that there's a reason why he's been sitting on his hands for all this time.

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Greg Hoggarth
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, lets not go reminding everyone about how Trump resembles Toad.

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Izuna Kazuki
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Yes, but it took more than thousand year since i paint my wall every 10 year

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WilvanderHeijden
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And wow, Trump has got the experience in going bankrupt. Sad part is that presidents of bankrupt countries can't just say "Well, that's all folks!" and bail out like he used to do when he was a businessman.

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Totaly relatable 🤷‍♀️

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Paying minimum wage sends the message: I'd pay you less if I could.

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I know. I also get tormented by ads for McDonald's fries

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WilvanderHeijden
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Trump has tweeted over 10 000 false or misleading claims.

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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just wondering if food warmer makes food cooler in sahara desert

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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Or we could allow parents/ guardians to take some of the heat on this one.

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Kevin Donegan
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"It is what it is" is the most defeatist and hopeless statement spoken at a time when the country needs .... HOPE. The morbidly obese pathological lying vindictive narcissistic imbecile with the emotional maturity of a toddler (AKA tRump) is a horrible, horrible, horrible person.

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WilvanderHeijden
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Rulebooks are like manuals. You simply do not use them.

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Kevin Donegan
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Black Lives Matter protesters are racist and Ghislaine Maxwell was wrongly charged. The world of tRump ... Topsy-turvy ... Up is down ... right is wrong. It must end in November.

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