Re: Comey was a coward for not throwing Hilldog under the bus
@Rob D: you have made the connection that truly explains this mess.
Remember who The Donald is addressing: his core voters, lower-income whites not exactly overburdened with education. Remember what those people really wanted him to do, his supposedly number one priority? Shut down trade with China.
What has he done Instead? Signed a new trade deal with China.
So how to stop the aforementioned hillbillies turning on him? Simples: create a media shitstorm the same day, about some issue that is sufficiently removed from their everyday lives that they will reflexively support him over it, just for loyalty's sake.
And now he's at the middle of a shitstorm (of his own deliberate creation) with the press once again baying for his blood, those aforementioned gulls who support him will continue to support him even if the subject of the China deal comes up. Because they're primed for it; it's a matter of loyalty, it's tribal now.
The Donald understands this type of politics, it's what got him elected, and no-one else has caught up with it yet.