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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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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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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1 month ago

A very common trick i am afraid. :/

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Miłka Chromińska
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1 month ago

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

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Izuna Kazuki
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1 month ago

Hehe i love this pun

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Truth Monster
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1 month ago

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

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cassiushumanmother
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1 month 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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WilvanderHeijden
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1 month ago

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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Daria Z
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1 month ago

I like people with mobile faces.

Carrie Laughs
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1 month ago

👋 I have one of those. Can't keep my thoughts and feelings hidden.

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 month ago

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

Ms.M.
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1 month ago

best Montage EVER

Susan
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1 month ago

Trump is a monster.

Monica Reed
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1 month ago

No Susan he is the Devil himself. If I was his wife I'd have my bags packed the night of the election and the morning they announce he is out of office I'd be out the DOOR HA!

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Pretty Pangolin
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1 month ago

That's easy to say when you're the same guy who said "I have no responsibility."

Miss Cris
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1 month ago

What a cutie.

CincyReds
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1 month ago

Pure gold

Caroline Driver
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1 month ago

Trouble is, Trump can't read those expressions, due to his narcissm. The only expressions that matter to him are in the mirror.

Johanne Trudeau
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1 month ago

Yeah, kind of hard to imagine anyone saying that... But he did!!

Drive Bee
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1 month ago

Making the faces that need to be made.

okpkpkp
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1 month ago

I love Johnathon Swan. A great reporter, obviously. And an Aussie!

somnomania
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1 month ago

this one's like the stages of grief all in one image

Jeff Diamond
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1 month ago

I hate that this phrase has been part of my personal speech for years.

Anna Repp
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1 month ago

Jonathan is my hero - brilliant interview!

Paizleypie
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1 month ago

This guy has a myriad of stupid faces in his expression catalog.

Big Blue Cat
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1 month ago

2000 today

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Elixir
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1 month ago

true dat. jenius

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Vic
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1 month ago

For all you know, this might be true

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Carrie Laughs
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1 month ago

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

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Greg Hoggarth
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1 month ago

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

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Izuna Kazuki
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1 month ago

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

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Niwa Shin
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1 month ago

which april?

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Izuna Kazuki
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1 month ago

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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1 month 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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Epic King
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1 month ago

Dang

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Vivek Mhatre
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1 month ago

This one is funny

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manon M
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1 month ago

Totaly relatable 🤷‍♀️

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Colin L
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1 month ago

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

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Nameless 4
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1 month ago

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

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Izuna Kazuki
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1 month ago

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

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 month ago

Trump has tweeted over 10 000 false or misleading claims.

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Monica Reed
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1 month ago

I laughed way to hard at this OMG

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Izuna Kazuki
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1 month ago

Just wondering if food warmer makes food cooler in sahara desert

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Shashonie
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1 month ago

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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1 month 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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1 month ago

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

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Kevin Donegan
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1 month ago

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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