Trump doubled down on his well-wishes for Ghislaine Maxwell, the longtime associate of child sex predator Jeffrey Epstein, who is in custody and facing her own charges.
“I do wish her well,” Trump said. “I’m not looking for anything bad for her.”
Trump was also asked about the legacy of the late John Lewis, who died last month at the age of 80. Trump harped on about the fact that Lewis didn’t attend his inauguration, then downplayed the civil rights icon while praising himself.
“Nobody has done more for Black Americans than I have,” Trump said. “He should’ve come.”
Twitter users had high praise for Swan’s interviewing skills. As for the president’s performance, not so much.
It’s like an episode of Veep but real. https://t.co/xAIgtDK4yd— Justin Amash (@justinamash) August 4, 2020
After watching the new full video of @realDonaldTrump’s interview with @axios, I think @ProjectLincoln & @gtconway3d et al have driven Trump into full blown lunacy. It is amazing how there are no limits to how proudly Trump shows off his mental deterioration & narcissism.— Spiro Agnew’s Ghost (@SpiroAgnewGhost) August 4, 2020
Trump during the Axios interview: pic.twitter.com/oPa6Mn9vxM— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) August 4, 2020
You cannot convince me that this isn’t satire or a sick joke oh my god pic.twitter.com/xAZTbV5QiV— Meena Harris (@meenaharris) August 4, 2020
It’s honestly hilarious that this is the guy who supposedly wants MORE debates https://t.co/uB0rsZVPFr— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) August 4, 2020
I watched the full @Axios interview via YouTube. Why did Trump agree to do this...