Vindictive Villain Trump Was Gloating About McCabe Firing - And Then It All Came Crashing Down

Vindictive Villain Trump Was Gloating About McCabe Firing – And Then It All Came Crashing Down

Donald Trump Is A Villain

Sometimes Donald Trump reminds me of the villain in classic Disney movies, or comic books. Like Cruella DeVille, or Lex Luthor. Someone who maintained a high profile place in the public eye and presented themselves as magnanimous and glamorous, but is really a darkly evil criminal who takes great personal pleasure in dealing a terrible blow to anyone who dares to stand against their crimes. Someone simply reprehensible in every way.

Or, as the King James Bible puts it in Matthew 7:15;

“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”

Donald Trump is just such a false prophet who is really a ravening wolf. A villain held up as holy by those trying to hide their own darkness under sheep’s clothing of their own. A villain so dark he’d gaslight a whole nation. So evil he’d stand before that nation and call literal NAZIs marching and loudly threatening to soak the soil with the blood of jews (and others) “very fine people” — even though they actually carried out one murder, the killing of Heather Heyer, at that event.

So is it hard to imagine him plotting world domination? Uh, no. It’s not even hard to imagine him wanting to skin puppies and wear their pelts like Cruella DeVille. Not when he sends Tweets like this one:

The text feeds into Trump’s long standing attempt to gaslight the nation into believing that the FBI is corrupt, not him. But more than that, it dances on the grave of Andrew McCabe’s career, which McCabe — make no doubt about it — sacrificed on the altar of Democracy by standing up to Trump.

Sent shortly after McCabe was fired with less than 24 hours to go before he could qualify for his pension, after 21 years of service to this nation, Trump gleefully gloated that his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, had caved to his pressure and fired the long suffering public servant, who was about to retire anyhow. It was a move that could only accomplish one thing – vindictively denying the man the comfort of the stable retirement he had worked for, for so long.

And then it all went to hell for The DONald. Sorry, Cruella, no puppy coat for you. Sorry, Lex, we’re all out of Kryptonite.

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First, McCabe himself lashed out. Finally officially off the leash, and freshly kicked, McCabe snarled and bared his teeth. He declared what everyone with a brain watching the spectacle already knew in their gut to be true: this was retaliation for McCabe’s role in Comey’s investigation, before Trump fired Comey to obstruct justice. And so, this was part of Trump’s war on the FBI, and thus more obstruction of justice. And it was just plain mean.

Next, came the revelation that McCabe, like his boss, and mentor James Comey, had kept memos on his interactions with the President. And having been let off the FBI’s leash, he’s free to say what he wants. Soon after, Comey himself lashed out at the President, making it clear that the American people would hear his story very soon, “and they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not.” Then came the revelation, in reporting by the Wall Street Journal, that Special Counsel Robert Mueller already had McCabe’s memos as well as Comey’s – which was the worst news of all for Trump.

Related: After Firing Comey, Trump Ranted at McCabe, Asked Who He Voted For

And, as a finishing touch, Wisconsin Democratic Congressman Mark Pocan reached out to McCabe via Twitter to offer him a job, after journalists pointed out that if McCabe could land another federal job to cover the next few days, his pension could be saved. Best of all, it wasn’t just any job – it was a job spilling the beans on “crime families” in DC. Like The Trumps.

There comes a time in all these stories of heroes and villains when the villain thinks they have the heroes in their clutches, and at their mercy – of which they of course have none. Then the classic villain just can’t resist the temptation to gloat. And then the hero manages to pull a fast one, and save the day. Leaving the bad guy to claim it’s all a conspiracy against them. Just as Trump did as this spiraled out of his control:

So go ahead, Mr. Trump. Gloat while you can. Because just as it all came crashing down on you over firing McCabe, this whole thing is going to come crashing down on you soon. And like all villains, you’re going to get what’s coming to you. The writing is on the wall.

Featured image by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.

Edward Lynn is the Editor in Chief of Reverb Press. More posts by Edward Lynn.

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