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Tue May 9, 2017, 10:36 PM

Does anybody else believe Trump thought that Democrats would applaud Comey's firing?

I really, really think he's that stupid. I really, really believe he thought he was putting one over on Democrats still enraged over Comey throwing the election. It goes like this... he knows that the FBI is closing in on him, and he saw Comey as leading that charge, and that Comey might pull that same public press conference circus... but this time with himself as the embarrassed subject. So, "what to do? what to do? Can't fire Comey for MY own reasons, I have to use THEIRS. And they're going to say 'thank you, it's high time you admitted he did us wrong.'"

So, I'm still holding onto a bit of optimism here.... as with healthcare, the environment, China, the wall, and everything else.... Trump's understanding of issues and circumstances is ill-informed and cursory at best, and almost always erroneous. He probably genuinely thought that getting rid of Comey would wipe away his FBI problems... but I don't think it does. Lord help us if it does.

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Reply Does anybody else believe Trump thought that Democrats would applaud Comey's firing? (Original post)
Goodheart May 2017 OP
BeyondGeography May 2017 #1
PoindexterOglethorpe May 2017 #2
hlthe2b May 2017 #3
HopeAgain May 2017 #4
More_Cowbell May 2017 #5
lunasun May 2017 #10
milestogo May 2017 #6
TDale313 May 2017 #7
lunasun May 2017 #8
Generic Brad May 2017 #9

Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 10:38 PM

1. Well, he does have a few fans here after all

Not sure how reassuring that is though. They are reportedly surprised by the blowback.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 10:38 PM

2. Didn't even consider that possibility.

But your hypothesis makes sense, at least to a cretin like the Donald.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 10:39 PM

3. Yup... Spicer seemed genuinely surprised at the fire coming their way.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 10:40 PM

4. Maybe at least all the recent normalizing of Trump

by the press will stop.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 10:52 PM

5. Fodder for the crazy NYT "Send us something good Trump did" feature

Now, every day that Trump *doesn't* fire someone who's investigating him for treason, that can be the good thing.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/29/opinion/sunday/the-upside-to-the-presidential-twitter-feed.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_axiosam&_r=0

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Response to More_Cowbell (Reply #5)

Tue May 9, 2017, 11:10 PM

10. Saw that NYT earlier - wtf ?something good ????

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 10:53 PM

6. I don't think Trump cares what Democrats think.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 10:55 PM

7. Yes, they said as much.

They used the excuse of his handling of the Hillary E-Mail investigation as their excuse. I am no Comey fan, but this was clearly about a coverup and wanting to shut down investigations and nothing to do with Trump et al suddenly losing confidence in Comey over what happened during the election to help Trump win.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 11:02 PM

8. No just bullshit from the Con. Conservative media is already saying we should move on from Russia

and the investigation as comey mishandled too much
Which is more bullshit of course

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 11:07 PM

9. He is a sociopath of the first order

His actions and rationale clearly demonstrate he does not understand how people actually feel. He is pretending to be a normal human being. He is failing miserably.

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