Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Trump and the "Possibility of Being Fired"

White House leakers have been talking again, and what we learn (via Glenn Thrush, Maggie Haberman, and Julie Hirschfeld Davis) is that Trump really did want to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, but White House chief of staff Reince Preibus and White House counsel Donald McGahn talked him out of it.

Doug Mills, New York Times
Jared Kushner, who had taken the lead in getting FBI director James Comey fired, was noticeably quiet about the firing of Mueller, since his bright idea about firing Comey had backfired and ballooned into the appointment of Mueller.

Trump is in a rage about Mueller. The gold drapes in the Oval Office have turned turd-brown, and everything the president puts in his mouth tastes like used dental floss.

Trump's BFF Christopher Ruddy made the president's intention of firing Mueller public Monday night in a television interview. Ruddy is now saying that he did that in order to prevent Mr. Trump from "making a rash decision." For which Ruddy is now on the outs with Dear Leader:
“Ruddy is nothing more than a journalist who doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” said Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, echoing the president’s sentiments, according to West Wing aides.
Ruddy is CEO of Newsmax Media.

Yesterday, during a noon-time meeting at the White House with Republican members of Congress, Trump was asked by reporters if he supported Mueller, and he refused to answer. Then this:
The president was pleased by the ambiguity of his position on Mr. Mueller, and thinks the possibility of being fired will focus the veteran prosecutor on delivering what the president desires most: a blanket public exoneration.
Trump apparently thinks that he's successfully intimidating Mueller. He also apparently thinks that toadies who praise him to his face on cue are being sincere. Any man this stupid should not have access to the nuclear codes.


Susan Miller said...

Unspeakably stupid, childish, lacking even a shred of morality, would burn down the WH in revenge; this man has no conscience, no evidence of any redeeming qualities whatsoever. Knows nothing of the US Constitution, nor US history, and should be banished with his vapid, smug, craven family from the shores of America. Forever.

Wish I felt better getting that out.

Unknown said...

I believe each day gets us closer to Trump's impeachment. I can't wait,maybe it will be my Christmas present!

Wolf's Head said...

I think he intentionally says things in front of people that he knows will be leaked.

He's just providing disinformation that he knows the media and lefty blog sites will obsess about for days.

He did the same thing during the campaign, and you all lapped it up.

That's how he got all that media coverage for free.


J.W. Williamson said...

The work of a dedicated troll is lonely work. More often than not, they're ignored by the blog-reading public. Their labors to disrupt and discombobulate the community often disappear unremarked. But ... bless your heart, Wolf's Head, you keep working at it tirelessly. What you just said above made me laugh out loud, and there's value in comedy. Finding "intentionality" in Trump's inability to control his impulses is positively heroic troll-work.

Let's play out "intention" a little: Trump intended to invite a special counsel's looking into his campaign by firing Comey. Makes total sense. He intended that his approval numbers sink to historic lows by acting the policy idiot. He intended to invite the special counsel to investigate obstruction of justice by acting constantly like he has something to hide.

And we're just "lapping" it up, unintentionally becoming the dupe of The Intentional President.

As troll theories go, this one deserves some kind of an award, or at least an engraved plaque.

Wolf's Head said...

Thank you, please make it in bronze.

Democratus Rex said...

Wolf's analysis of Trump's intentions highlights the pettiness that Trump considers the most important office in the world and how it appeals to the simpleness of his ardent supporters.

Wolf's Head said...

Wolf's analysis of Trump's intentions highlights the pettiness that Trump considers the most important office in the world and how it appeals to the simpleness of his ardent DETRACTORS.

Fixed it for you.

Trump's petty actions and snide remarks are just fodder for fools like JW and the other extremist bloggers.

While you all obsess over pushing the Montenegro President (who then wanted to join NATO) or his latest tweet bashing, Trump is quietly destroying Obama's legacy and reducing government power.

You're too busy watching the left hand while the right hand is bitch slapping you.

Wolf's Head said...

Slap, slap, slap.....