Hi Matthew! Very perceptive of you. The Axios reporter with the furrowed brow and comically perplexed expression is Jonathan Swan, a former Sydney Morning Herald journalist. After making his name as a political reporter here in Australia, Swan moved to the US in 2014 to work as a Congressional aide as part of an academic fellowship. Since then he’s worked as a reporter at The Hill before moving to Axios in 2016. Since the Trump interview he has become a hugely popular meme thanks to his quizzical response to the president’s insistence the US was doing better than any other country in tackling Covid-19. … [Read more...] about Who is Jonathan Swan, the reporter who grilled Trump? And what do kangaroos have to do with it?
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There were many other awful moments during the interview, including Trump once again offering weirdly uncritical support to accused child sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell, refusing to call the late civil rights campaigning legend, Congressman John Lewis, 'impressive' because Lewis hadn't gone to his inauguration, and stoking self-serving fears of election night mail voting fraud. … [Read more...] about PIERS MORGAN: President Trump’s painfully deluded train-wreck HBO interview proved he hasn’t just lost control of the coronavirus – he’s lost control of reality
Dr Anthony Fauci (center) said on Sunday at the White House that it is 'possible' the United States could surpass 200,000 deaths as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. President Trump is seen left and Dr Deborah Birx, the response coordinator for the White House coronavirus task force, is seen right … [Read more...] about Dr. Tony Fauci confirms ‘disturbing’ threats against him as he reassures interviewer his hoarse voice is from giving too many briefings
'We already had the economic crisis, a government of thieves and coronavirus. I didn't think it could get worse but now I don't know if this country can get up again. Everyone is going to try to leave. I will try to leave,' he said, his voice choked by tears. … [Read more...] about Sifting Beirut’s rubble for bodies: Over 100 people are killed and thousands hurt after ‘welder’ sparks warehouse fire that ignited 2,700 tons of highly explosive chemicals ‘seized from a ship’ causing 3 kiloton blast – a fifth the size of Hiroshima bomb
The victim was said to be of a high medical risk and there was no evidence he had travelled abroad or had links to anyone who had. Washington state health officials said other residents and some staff were also showing “some sort of symptoms” but had not yet been diagnosed. … [Read more...] about First coronavirus death in the US as Italy and France cancel public events