With the recent, seemingly desperate firings of Rex Tillerson and Andrew McCabe, it seems as if we’ve entered a time warp and have traveled back in time to the reality TV days of The Apprentice, when Donald Trump dished out a “you’re fired” each week.
But why exactly does he believe he can get away with such a thing? Because he can’t get away with firing those who can do the most harm to him: Robert Mueller and Rod Rosenstein.
Trump went on a Twitter tantrum about it:
In hind sight, it appears the only purpose of this new move was to cause unnecessary trouble for McCabe, simply because Trump believed Hillary Clinton had somehow planted him. And we actually saw a glimpse of this a few months ago.
Naturally, the new “petty” move prompted outrage, including from within Congress.
Rep. Eric Swalwell says the termination of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is a "petty act" and intended to "send a message to anyone that would cross the President" https://t.co/EA8YjUxkgp pic.twitter.com/tRlVCFyZ3q
— CNN (@CNN) March 18, 2018
Congressman Eric Swalwell, who sits on one of the committees investigating the Trump-Russia scandal, absolutely unloaded on Trump for the move, and even went so far as to suggest Trump would be fired soon.
In order to say such a thing, one would think Swalwell must be privy to far more evidence than is publicly known in regards to the Trump-Russia scandal. Considering his position, that very well may be the case.
Trump may be president now, but Swalwell is right. That doesn’t give him the right to “send a message” like this and fire anyone he pleases, especially for no good reason.