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the credibility gap

Trump shot himself in the foot.

When it comes to credibility it’s no contest and former FBI director James Comey was resolute, calm and credible during his testimony. As a contrast not long afterwards, the man child president was back on Twitter spewing his garbled and dim-witted retorts.

They have him and it’s only a matter of time now.

The constitutional experts are even stating that all the elements are in play for impeachment charges and, even if this Republican congress doesn’t act, their own re-election bids will be put into jeopardy; all the more when one considers the disastrous health care bill which is now in play.

What matters most now is to understand how the United States got here; that magic combination of echo chamber made to measure news along with disenchantment with the status quo must be repaired lest the country gamble with another populist incompetent. Maybe the next one might not be as visibly buffoonish.

Whatever attempts he makes to discredit Comey will only appeal to his hallucinogenic base who believes everything they are fed. They take in the subterfuge like a baby swallowing pablum and only repeat the claims of an unfair press bullying an innocent and well-intentioned leader.

The extent to which the combination of Trump’s arrogance and stupidity led him to make back room deals with the Russians remains to be seen but it is clear that the case for intervention is now well-established.

Let’s stay tuned shall we?




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