Since Donald Trump’s an insecure egomaniac who’s not very intelligent, that means he’s prone to underestimating a situation, making a mistake — then doing it all over again later because he was too stupid, unhinged, and arrogant to learn a lesson the first time.
Well, that’s what we’re currently seeing with Trump’s increasing hostility and public belittling of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, behavior that’s obviously his attempt to bully and pressure him into resigning.
Because Sessions dared to recuse himself from the on-going Russia investigation, as opposed to swearing blind loyalty to Trump, that’s infuriated the orange narcissist to such an extent that he’s taken to publicly bullying and humiliating the attorney general in a blatant attempt to shame him out of office.
This is not going to end well for Trump.
Look at what happened after he fired the former head of the FBI, James Comey, after months of privately trying to intimidate him into “pledging loyalty” and bowing to his demands. The former FBI director quickly ended up in front of Congress where he revealed that he had written memos after each time he and Trump had met to document what the two had discussed.
It never once occurred to Trump that Comey was actually smarter than he was. In the “president’s” world, he always feels as if he’s the most intelligent person in the room — which is usually a good indication that the opposite is actually true.
Soon after Comey’s testimony, Trump went on several tirades against him, accusing him of being a criminal, while slandering his ethics and character.
Because Comey outsmarted him — and that really ticked him off.
Now, here we are, a few weeks later, and another high-ranking official within our government is almost certainly going to be fired if he doesn’t resign first. Only this time, it’s an individual who was one of Trump’s earliest supporters, someone who worked closely with his campaign, and almost certainly knows a lot of information that Trump doesn’t want people to know about.
Yet none of that seems to have crossed Trump’s mind as he stoops to childish and petty means trying to push Sessions out. As always, Trump apparently believes he’s above the law, so he doesn’t think there’s any way this could ever backfire on him.
He’s too stupid to realize that he should fear “citizen” Jeff Sessions.
Much like Comey, the minute Sessions is no longer officially working for the government, if he so chooses, he’s going to have a lot more leeway to speak out, both in interviews and to members of Congress, about what he knows. While I clearly don’t have a clue about what “inside information” he may or may not have on Trump, common sense tells me Sessions must know things Trump probably doesn’t want made public and the “president’s” recent treatment of him could very well factor into his decision to make sure some of it — cough — “leaks” out.
Think about it, if Comey’s few meetings with Trump led to as much as he revealed during his testimony, just imagine what Sessions might know as one of the first people to endorse Trump and someone who worked fairly closely with his campaign — the same campaign that’s currently under investigation for possibly colluding with Russian officials.
Remember, Sessions recused himself after it was discovered that he lied about several meetings with Russian officials. Though he played dumb when it came to remembering what, exactly, he discussed with them.
Who knows, maybe being fired by Trump might magically bring back his memories of those discussions — among other things.
Also keep in mind that, like Trump, Sessions is an egotistical scumbag. The main difference being, Sessions is more intelligent than “The Donald.” So I’m almost certain he’s someone who’s not going to take Trump’s recent treatment of him lying down.
A civilian Jeff Sessions might be much more willing to cooperate with investigators. After all, Trump’s proven that he’s willing to throw anyone under the bus to save his own backside, so why wouldn’t Sessions want to make sure to be as cooperative with the FBI and members of Congress — many of whom are longtime friends and colleagues of his — to save himself from a “president” who he feels might try to hang him out to dry?
While it’s clear Trump’s massive ego is driving his attacks against Sessions, it’s also blinding him from the obvious risks he’s taking by trying to force the attorney general out. Because the last thing Donald Trump needs are more people with inside information on him and his campaign ticked off and publicly exposing stuff he damn sure doesn’t want made public.
What do you think?