Trump Interview on Coronavirus, Schools and More

Fox News' Chris Wallace interviewed Donald Trump today. Here are the top 4 minutes.

Here's the Washington Post's account of the entire interview

Trump says he is implementing a new health care plan within two weeks, and an immigration plan as the Supreme Court gave him the authorization.

He also would not commit to accepting the election results if Biden won.

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    Chris Wallace (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by Repack Rider on Sun Jul 19, 2020 at 04:25:11 PM EST
    ...Hasn't always been so obviously rational. If he had, he or anyone else would have done this three years ago.

    As Atrios points out, the fact that Mr. Wallace is (rightly) being congratulated for doing something so obvious is harsh criticism of the rest of the media.

    I think FOX sees the writing on the wall, and is starting to pile on rather than be caught looking, to mix a few metaphors with a grain of salt.

    FOX (none / 0) (#2)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Jul 19, 2020 at 04:29:05 PM EST
    Is definitely preparing for a world after Trump.

    I instantly thought this was a planted story


    Maybe. (none / 0) (#12)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Mon Jul 20, 2020 at 01:21:57 PM EST
    But I'm afraid Chris Wallace will only serve as a now-ready excuse for Fox News management to say "Bu-bu-but, Chris Wallace!" in response to increasing public criticism of the white nationalist-friendly lineup they're presently airing five days per week, with the highly partisan but oft-inebriated Judge Jeanine thrown in on Saturday and Sunday nights for good measure.

    It really is something (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Jul 19, 2020 at 04:41:15 PM EST
    Trump blathering nonsense about the wall or scary brown people or wind energy causing cancer and killing birds is all fun and games.

    When he starts blathering nonsense about the viral nightmare that every voter is living through, even his fans, I really think we are in a whole new ball game.

    I do not think 39% is his floor.  

    5 really hard questions (none / 0) (#4)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Jul 19, 2020 at 04:48:47 PM EST
    Spoiler, they include "what day is it?"

    take it yourself if you dare

    You will be relieved to know (none / 0) (#6)
    by Peter G on Sun Jul 19, 2020 at 06:26:56 PM EST
    that I "aced" my annual on Wednesday. I even lost a few pounds this year, supposedly (although I wouldn't have thought so).

    So did i (none / 0) (#9)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Jul 19, 2020 at 06:45:44 PM EST
    Also last week.

    In that clip he mentions (none / 0) (#5)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Jul 19, 2020 at 05:46:23 PM EST
    When talking about his healthcare plan that the SC decision on DACA "gave him the right"


    President Trump and top White House officials are privately considering a controversial strategy to act without legal authority to enact new federal policies -- starting with immigration, administration officials tell Axios.

    Between the lines: The White House thinking is being heavily influenced by John Yoo, the lawyer who wrote the Bush administration's justification for waterboarding after 9/11.

    Yoo detailed the theory in a National Review article, spotted atop Trump's desk in the Oval Office, which argues that the Supreme Court's 5-4 DACA ruling last month "makes it easy for presidents to violate the law."

    The president has brought up the article with key advisers, two Trump administration officials tell Axios.
    Yoo writes that the ruling, and actions by President Obama, pave the way for Trump to implement policies that Congress won't.

    I was not aware of Yoo's article (none / 0) (#7)
    by Peter G on Sun Jul 19, 2020 at 06:31:34 PM EST
    but that was my interpretation of what Tr*mp meant by that comment, exactly. They propose to attempt by unilateral Executive Order to do what any sane constitutional scholar (or high school graduate) realizes would take legislative action to accomplish.

    The scary part (none / 0) (#8)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Jul 19, 2020 at 06:44:52 PM EST
    Of that AXIOS piece is the part about no matter how crazy it is it's likely it can't be stopped before the election and maybe not until January and MAYBE years after that.

    Elections have consequences


    Well that depends on whether the proposal (none / 0) (#10)
    by Peter G on Sun Jul 19, 2020 at 07:07:13 PM EST
    directly affects individuals (with "standing" to challenge it, in other words) and the luck of the draw, in terms of getting a judge with some gumption, when the adversely affected persons sue for an injunction. On the other hand, there are a lot of Tr*mpy new judges out there, at all three levels of the federal judiciary (trial, appellate, and Supreme).

    I can't really imagine (5.00 / 1) (#11)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Jul 19, 2020 at 07:16:47 PM EST
    What fresh hell he plans for healthcare but it seems like that would effect a pretty large part of the population