I think Lester Holt interviewed Donald Trump about the Comey firing.
“I had dinner with him,” Trump said. “He wanted to have dinner because he wanted to stay on.”
Holt asked to clarify that Comey requested the dinner.
This is a crucial clue in determining if Trump fired Comey, as a result of Comey refusing to pledge his loyalty to the defendant he was investigating.
Trump answered, “Dinner was arranged. I think he asked for the dinner.” TheAtlantic article
That last sentence by Donald Trump should be chiseled on his tombstone. Essentially, that is why he is president. His immaculate manipulation of the English language fooled the majority of Americans.
“I think he asked for the dinner.”
Tomorrow, let’s imagine Comey comes out and says he didn’t ask to go out to dinner with Trump. Then it is his word against our presidents’. That is all it will ever be. Trump uses the words “I think”, so theoretically, he is not giving a definitive answer. In a court of law, “I think” is vague enough to represent ‘yes, he did ask me to go to dinner’ or ‘I’m pretty sure he asked me, but I could be wrong.’
Is there a possibility that Donald Trump honestly was unsure who asked who to dinner? Anything is possible. Although to not remember such an important event, occurring such a short time ago (a few days), would be telling signs of severe brain damage. Again, anything is possible.
All the information we have about Comey being fired comes from Trump. A steady accusation in the media, contends that Donald Trump fired James Comey because he refused to be loyal to Donald Trump. Incidentally, James Comey is the head of the FBI. The FBI is investigating Donald Trump ties to Russia.
If Trump could convince America that Comey asked him to dinner, America would declare Trump innocent. As it is right now, the timeline of events look terrible for Trump.
Comey speaks at Senate hearing.
Days later, Trump and Comey meet for dinner.
Trump admits he asked Comey for his loyalty.
The next day, Comey is fired.
If Comey asked Trump to dinner however, it sort of changes how the events look.
Just remember America, Trump is a master of communication. He could speak for an hour, spewing lie after lie, making him appear omnipotent. In retrospect though, he didn’t tell any lies, he just crafted his sentences magnificently.
Whenever Trump uses the words “I think”, you should think that he is lying.