It’s a weird coincidence that the ax came immediately after Sean Hannity dramatically pleaded that the Hair Führer purge the saboteurs before it’s too late! Gasp! I’m willing to believe in quixotic serendipity, but..do we look that stupid? Did Trump do it to make his BFF and Fox News happy? Is there more to it than that?
Here’s the thing: they did the dirty deed on a slow news Friday afternoon when the Villagers were heading out for cocktails and wieners, and of course all of Wingnuttia started cheering: Trump made the stoopid libruls cry. I looked at headlines —no links for obvious reasons— around Greater/Lesser Wingnuttia, and this seemed to be the take, from the Stupidest Man on the Internet to Michelle Malkkkin’s former dictaphone, Twitchy.
So this was just more red meat for the base? Yeah, probably. Trump keeps throwing them crumbs, and they like nothing more than for him to be a strongman and hurt the libtards. His Obamacare repeal is going nowhere, the news about his (possible) collusion with Russia is serious, and his charges that The Kenyan Usurper wire tapped him backfired, he needed something to distract the mouthbreathers from his week of disaster and reinforce his bullying brand. Half of the headlines cheering him on predictably use his tired tagling: “You’re Fired.”