Greg's Monologue

Gutfeld: Comey firing fallout

The act, defensible. The execution, flawed

 

So, Mr. President, why did you fire Director Comey?

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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: He wasn't doing a good job, very simply. He was not doing a good job.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Did it affect your meeting with the Russians today?

TRUMP: Excuse me?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Did it affect your meeting with the Russians today?

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Nope.

So, Comey, no longer his homey. And Mr. Trump does it again: Flipping more scripts than a coked-up screenwriter. Look what he has done to the Democrats:

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SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN, D-MASS.: Donald Trump has tried to put himself above the law. And that is not how it works in America.

SEN. PATRICK LEAHY, D-VT.: This is not just a scandal. The president's actions are neither Republican or Democratic, they are authoritarian.

SEN. TIM KAINE, D-VA.: We have a deeply insecure president who understands that the noose is tightening because of this Russia investigation. And that's why I believe he has let Jim Comey go.

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There is a winner.

Now, this is the same crew that wanted Comey gone. So, Trump does what they ask for and now they hate it. It reminds me when someone says, hey, I think I am going to take up jogging and you say hey, I will join you after work. And then they say, I really didn't mean it. That's the Democrats. They damned Comey and out of bipartisan benevolence, Trump grants them their wish. Which is why their stuttering outrage over his firing makes them look two-faced. Which now requires twice as much Botox.

But what about the firing itself? Let's separate the action from its execution. The act, defensible. The execution, flawed. He could have let him go in August when half the media are drunk picking sand from their naval. No one would have noticed. He could have done it professionally instead of shooting him in the public square. But expecting Donald Trump stick to formalities, that's like expecting a dog to meow, or a cat to bark or Chris Matthews to make sense.

Let's face it: There's no downtime in this administration. Imagine if the movie "Jaws" only had just shark attacks? No character development. Just characters being eaten. That's this White House. There's no off switch. He's our "Spinal Tap" president where everything is always set to 11. And maybe one day, but maybe one day he might realize you can't be on DEFCON 5 all the time. Of course, that will be when he invents DEFCON 6.

NOTE FROM GREG: I have to make correction. DEFCON actually increases in intensity the number it goes down. DEFCON 1 is more intense than DEFCON 5 and a lot of the viewers caught that.

Greg Gutfeld currently serves as host of FOX News Channel's (FNC) The Greg Gutfeld Show (Saturdays 10-11PM/ET) and co-host of The Five (weekdays 9-10PM/ET). He joined the network in 2007 as a contributor. Click here for more information on Greg Gutfeld