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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troufaki13
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7 months ago

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.

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Melissa Hill
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7 months ago

This one is the best!!!

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"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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David Jeu
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7 months ago

A very common trick i am afraid. :/

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Miłka Chromińska
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7 months ago

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

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Izuna Kazuki
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7 months ago

Hehe i love this pun

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Truth Monster
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7 months ago

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

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cassiushumanmother
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7 months ago

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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Kady Maree Mcgrath
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7 months ago

How ironic

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WilvanderHeijden
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7 months ago

And not even batting an eye when he said it....

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Elixir
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7 months ago

true dat. jenius

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SoozeeQ
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7 months ago

Did anyone else read those passwords in Trump's voice?

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Carrie Laughs
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7 months ago

What, even crisps? (Chips for our US friends).

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Greg Hoggarth
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7 months ago

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

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Izuna Kazuki
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7 months ago

"C" for pacman and"O" for his food

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David Jeu
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7 months ago

Hilarious !

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Izuna Kazuki
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7 months ago

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

Valerie G.
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7 months ago

My mom decided to re-wallpaper our livingroom and found that there were 27 layers of previous paper on there. So in effect, when they removed all of those layers the room DID get bigger.

Doggo Georgia
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7 months ago

Wow, that's a lot of wallpaper. I wonder how old your house is.

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Hollysmom
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7 months ago

Please! Someone paint him in a room and make sure it has bars on it.

Monica Reed
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7 months ago

Yes let us pray!

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NJM
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7 months ago

How jenius!

Isabella Vega
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6 months ago

I mean, it’s true tho.

T Simmons
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This is true my bedroom is tiny now cos I repainted last week. Vote trump.

Kady Maree Mcgrath
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7 months ago

Trump is letting thousands of Americans die every week and he is doing nothing so don't vote trump

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WilvanderHeijden
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7 months ago

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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aldebarber adventure girls minecraft
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7 months ago

that was illuminating

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Vivek Mhatre
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7 months ago

This one is funny

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manon M
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7 months ago

Totaly relatable 🤷‍♀️

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Hunter
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7 months ago

eh depends

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Izuna Kazuki
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7 months ago

How about an ADblocker who contains ads?

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Izuna Kazuki
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7 months ago

You can also drink a drinks, but can't food a foods

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Ms.M.
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7 months ago

... and any trumper, period.

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Pandasrule
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7 months ago

haha lol

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Roadkill The Brave
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7 months ago

Fridges around the world keep your food warm if it gets colder than 32 degrees. I think they meant 'Freezers in Antarctica actually keep your food warm'

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WilvanderHeijden
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7 months ago

Getting away from a mass shooting is one of the lifesaving skills you're thought at school, though...

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Kevin Donegan
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7 months ago

"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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7 months ago

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

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Truth Monster
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7 months ago

He hopes that she doesn't accidentally shoot herself in the head twice.

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