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Someone Edited Trump's Axios Interview So That Trump Is Arguing With Himself About Testing, and the Internet Has a New Hero


President Donald Trump's interview with Jonathan Swan of Axios has gone viral for all the wrong reasons.

Trump's critics say the 30 minute interview made plain Trump's most damaging shortcomings, particularly in regards to understanding the data surrounding the pandemic that's killed over 150 thousand Americans.

One particularly tense clip, in which Swan presses Trump on the misrepresentation of death rate data, has dominated screens across the country.

Watch below.

Swan pointed out that the President was touting the death rate in terms of the number of cases, not deaths in proportion to population.

Trump responded:

"You can't do that."

What happened next was an awkward shuffle of papers and a brandishing of graphs.

Now, one clever editor Justin T. Brown recreated the video to make it appear as though Trump is arguing with himself. The video has since been shared by the prominent anti-Trump Republican group, The Lincoln Project.

The results are eerily comical.

Suddenly, Trump was in a dialogue with himself:

"You're last."
"No, but you're not reporting it correctly."

The two Trumps had the internet cackling.

The interview has now seen several edited iterations online.

You can watch the full Axios interview here.

AXIOS on HBO: President Trump Exclusive Interview (Full Episode) | HBO