After three days of failing to offer any consistent explanation for firing FBI director James Comey, Donald Trump has figured out how to get his story together—offer no story… or at least not a live, oral story:
Presidential press secretaries have managed to speak live to the press for decades without daily contradicting their bosses or plain fact. In declaring no confidence in his own spokespeople, Trump is ignoring the fact that their errors flow naturally from his own inability to tell the truth. Even the best spokespeople can’t save a President who can’t keep his own story straight.
Even suggesting that the White House would stop communicating directly with the press shows the utter disarray of Donald Trump’s thoughts, his contempt for honest journalism, his lack of commitment to informing his employers (We the People) of what he’s doing with our tax dollars, and his unfitness to serve in the White House.
Related: The New York Times reports that James Comey has told associates that, at a private dinner shortly after the Inauguration, Trump asked Comey to pledge his loyalty to Trump. Comey pledged his honesty. Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the White House does not “believe this to be an accurate account.” But as Trump says, we can’t trust his spokespeople for accurate accounts.