Not too long after moving to the United States from Australia, Jonathan Swan has become one of the best-sourced White House reporters in the country.
In this latest episode of The Jamie Weinstein Show, Jonathan Swan, the star of Axios, opens up on what has surprised him about the Trump presidency, who holds influence in Trump world, how he achieved his rapid success, and much more.
How Trump sees the world.
On who, if anyone, Trump listens to for advice.
On the role of Steve Bannon, Ivanka Trump and Roger Stone within Trump world.
On whether anyone in the White House thinks Putin may have something on Trump.
On whether Republicans in Congress will ever revolt.
Is there any candidate Trump fears running against in 2020?
On Matt Drudge, Anthony Scaramucci, Don Trump Jr., Sean Hannity and Elliott Broidy.
How Swan became one of the best sourced White House correspondents.
Even after a 7–2 Supreme Court decision protecting Colorado custom baker Jack Phillips from overt religious discrimination, the state is doubling down. It’s participating in and empowering a grotesque campaign of discrimination and harassment that should shock the conscience of sensible ...
‘We are deeply saddened.” So begin the many perfunctory statements of many Catholic bishops today in response to the Pennsylvania grand-jury report detailing how priests in that state abused children and how bishops shuffled these priests around. What deeply saddens these men? The rape of children, the ...
Every now and then, I’ll read some news that makes my eyes bug out and my jaw drop to the floor because I can’t believe how stupid it is.
This week, it was the news that fired FBI agent Peter Strzok has raised over $400,000 for his legal costs and lost income via a GoFundMe campaign.
Let me rephrase: ...
After eight years of displeasure with Barack Obama’s presidency, Carla Johnson was ready for a drastic change. The 41-year-old lab technician from Cresco, Iowa, fell for Donald Trump very early in the 2016 primary season.
She loved his “take-no-[sh**]” style, his conservative stances on gun control and ...
People are making this so complicated.
A couple of weeks ago, the New York Times editorial board hired a technology writer, Sarah Jeong. When it was revealed that she had tweeted barbs against white people, conservatives formed a Twitter mob to demand her dismissal. While a few on the right said — or claimed ...
‘Ladies and gentlemen, the star witness in this case is the documents.” That is the theme prosecutor Greg Andres hammered home in his summation at Paul Manafort’s bank- and tax-fraud trial in an Alexandria, Va., federal court.
It is a theme that much of the media coverage has glossed over, though it is ...
The New York Times recently hired as a writer and board member Sarah Jeong. The Times knew that in recent years Jeong had posted a series of unapologetically racist anti-white tweets. She had offered wisdom such as “#CancelWhitePeople” and expressed hatred for males.
Yet when the Times discovered less ...