“These impressions were like Chekhov’s pistol from the interview,” Meyers said. “You were just waiting for them to make an appearance, and when they did, it was sort of worse than you expected.
After Swan referred to the increase in COVID-19 deaths across the United States, Trump said, “If you look at death …” and pulled out a graphic that he said showed America was “Inferior to the world” in “many categories. An exasperated swan replied, “Lower than the world?” What does it mean? In that? ““OK, there’s so much to unbox in here obviously,” Meyers said when the clip finally ended. “But my first thought is, generally speaking, when you’re the president looking for a piece of paper, saying to an interviewer, ‘If you look at death,’ that’s not a good place.Then, zooming in on the graph in question, which had comically large and brightly colored bars, he asked, “What is this graph?” This is the most fake graph I have ever seen. It’s just four random bars with different colors. Is this the printer test sheet? He imagined Trump saying, “As you can see, we’re doing really well with Cyan.”
Meyers did not finish: “It looks like a prop they would give to a fourth grader playing a businessman in a play. I’m pretty sure that’s what George Costanza handed out when he donated everyone to the Human Fund.
But the “craziest part” of it all, the host continued, is that Trump “couldn’t even remember his own bullshit” when using the graph to support his point. “This is how his brain is fried,” he said. “He meant that our case fatality rate is the lowest in the world, which would be wrong and misleading anyway, but he couldn’t even remember it.
When the time finally came, Meyers said Trump “froze like a fifth-grader who had the word ‘middle’ in a bee.
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