Firing Comey didn’t end the collusion inquiry — but Trump’s clumsy coverup and financial ties are his real problem.
With every passing day and every passing derp President Donald Trump makes his campaign’s possible collusion with Russia to hijack last year’s election seem almost secondary.
Surely that’s not his intention — indeed it’s exactly the opposite.
But anyone – regardless of politics – who has observed Trump’s reactions to the deepening Russia story can plainly see that the 45th president is way out of his depth.
Anyone with even a remedial understanding of politics and public relations understands that Trump is bungling the White House reaction to the ongoing investigation – turning an already harrowing treason probe into a harrowing treason probe made far more toxic by an obvious coverup.
It’s still unclear exactly what’s wrong with the president that he continues to botch and fumble the political reaction to the widening Russia scandal.
We should definitely rule out – with prejudice – any argument that the president is practicing ‘three-dimensional chess’— that is the ‘crazy like a fox’ theory suggesting that Trump is working his way through a twisty Machiavellian strategy that we mere mortals are incapable of understanding.
There’s nothing like that going on here.
Chances are Trump is being perpetually stymied by a combination of his desperation to kill the Russia probe – his clinical delusions in which he believes certain things are real that clearly aren’t – his political ignorance and of course his erratic kneejerk style of blurting gibberish and lies without any message discipline or self-censorship