Still comes up every time he does or says something stupid and people theorize that it’s an intentional distraction from some other important piece of news. Probably is in some cases, but I think more often then not it’s just because he does or says profoundly moronic things with such frequency that it’s statistically improbable that they wouldn’t overlap with important news. It’s hard to deny that he’s the pied piper of morons, though, right? The GOP is already a cult, so they will rally behind any leader no matter how vile, but it did take something to become that leader.
At other points in the interview, Swan barely had to do anything to lead Trump into a damning statement. When Swan asked Trump about how the late Rep. John Lewis will be remembered, maybe the fattest softball question a reporter could ask of a president, Trump said, “I don’t know,” before griping that Lewis didn’t attend his inauguration. When Swan asked if Trump found Lewis impressive, Trump couldn’t say, once again complaining that he should have come to his inauguration.