TWITTER WATCH: Trump openly threatens former FBI Director on Twitter

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Fuck me but Trump openly threatening Comey on Twitter is just such an extraordinarily frightening escalation after his last extraordinarily frightening escalation…

Fuck me but Trump openly threatening Comey on Twitter is just such an extraordinarily frightening escalation after his last extraordinarily frightening escalation…

Trump threatens ex-FBI head Comey with possible ‘tapes’ of conversations

Donald Trump threatened former FBI director James Comey on Twitter on Friday morning.

Trump tweeted: “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”

The tweet, which if taken at face value would suggest Trump has been secretly taping White House meetings, came after the New York Times reported that he demanded “loyalty” from Comey in a private dinner held shortly after Trump took office.

At the White House press briefing on Friday afternoon, press secretary Sean Spicer repeatedly refused to deny that Trump was taping visitors to the White House.

 …this is rapidly escalating at a rate that is becoming completely unstable. Last night the White House were attacking the Russians for leaking photos of Trump’s meeting with Russian Nazgul.
The erratic destructive behaviour is partly Trump’s calling card when negotiating but it could also suggest a President who is showing his true authoritarian soul.
Either way, it is becoming impossible for friend and foe to tell what America is doing from day to day.
At some point someone is going to miscalculate.
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  1. mary_a says:

    Trump has turned the US presidency into a complete farce. A threatening farce at that! At the same time, he’s demonstrating some unstable tendencies as well, likely to destabilise the US, if he continues in the position.

    Some very close monitoring of Trump is required.

  2. Ironic, really…

    Trump has immersed himself in conspiracy theories such as Obama’s birth certificate and vaccine/autism. Now he is at the very epicentre of a (potential) conspiracy that (a) may be true and (b) dwarf anything that might come out of the conspiracy industry.

    And no matter what he does; no matter how hard he pushes; the American system pushes back.

    At some point, his Republican supporters will desert him and he truly will be isolated in a Nixonian/Watergate-way.

    Another irony; if the conspiracy theorists are correct and Trump is a compromised stooge of the The Kremlin (oh, irony upon irony!!), Putin has made a colossal error of judgement in having a puppet of Trump’s unstable nature. In some respects, Trump reminds me of the CIA-puppets installed throughout Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East; unpopular; unpredictable; and eventually, a liability to the US.

    In some ways this is straight out of a Hollywood political thriller. But unlike the movie audience who watches events transpire from a “godlike” perspective in their seats, so we always know what is going on; who the “good guys” are; who the “bad guys” are – the America public is transfixed by a spectacle where they get only glimpses of what is happening.

    It’s like watching a “Mission Impossible” or “Jack Reacher” movie, but you’re only getting disjointed, snippets of scenes every ten minutes. Then having to rely on msm and internet-based sources to fill in some of the gaps.

    At some point in time, an event seemingly “out of the blue” will come crashing into public awareness (eg; Comey’s sacking), but even more cataclysmic, and we’ll be looking around startled going, “Huh? What? What just happened??”

    Trump promised to shake up Washington. He has succeeded beyond his dreams. But not quite as he intended.

  3. Mike in Auckland says:

    Trump likes to be unpredictable, he also fires people he does not believe in and dislikes. There may be a bit more to all this, but I think he will survive all this turmoil and still come out on top shortly.

    He has some personality traits that can lead to people losing touch with reality, there lies the danger, I suppose, especially while he has so much power.

  4. Wensleydale says:

    Trump is a toddler in the body of a withered, orange misanthrope. He creates his own reality. The normal order of things has absolutely no relevance to how he perceives the world. Etiquette, due process, diplomatic protocol, basic honesty… they’re all superfluous considerations to Trump; mere background noise to the cacophonous howling of his monstrous ego. Despite the worrying implications of his erratic behaviour, watching him furiously wrestle with reality as he attempts to beat it into submission so it more accurately resembles the narcissistic delusions galloping through his otherwise vacant skull is immensely entertaining.

    I genuinely believe he’s going to go down in flames. Or the world as we know it is going to go up in flames. Either way… it’s going to get very warm.

    • Mike in Auckland says:

      Trump will NOT resign or walk out of the White House should he be impeached or whatever, he will stick it out, like they did in Waco, Texas once, remember this:

      He will mobilise his followers in the thousands and tell them to march on Washington, and occupy the surroundings of the White House, to keep FBI and troopers out.

      Trump is stubborn, determined and cunningly smart, yes manipulative in some ways, yet likes to present himself as the straight shooter.

      He has the capability of causing a right wing revolution in the US, leading to something similar to civil war, that is my impression at times.

      So this will not end well, we can only hope it will be limited to the US, and not have global consequences.

  5. Andra says:

    Trump is like a cheating husband who is paranoid about his wife having an affair. It’s all projection.
    Whatever behavious he is hiding, he assumes others are hiding too. I think that’s why he accused Obama off bugging him, because that’s the kind of thing he would do were the roles reversed.
    Frank, I agree Trump is a volatile liability, but I disagree that this is a problem for Putin, Trump is destroying the American reputation worldwide among those who were unaware of their political machinations behind the scenes, because the crazy decisions are happening on twitter. He’s a destabilising force for the U.S so ideal for Putin.

  6. Red Buzzard says:

    ‘Comey shown the door’

    “Cleaning house or political coup threatening democracy? Take your pick. US President Donald Trump had the constitutional authority to fire FBI Director James Comey. Did Trump lose confidence in Comey or was it merely a crass political gambit?

    CrossTalking with Ed Martin, Scott Rickard, and Inderjeet Parmar.”

    • Looking at RT News – a Russian government aligned media – to comment impartially would be like asking Fox News or Brietbart to comment impartially on Hillary Clinton. The best we’ll get from both will be their respective p.o.v.s, but nothing more useful than that…

    • Priss says:

      Time to get rid of Trump . He is a menace to democracy.