I am confused, confounded, baffled and outraged … all at once.
That is what Donald John Trump has done to me with the latest live grenade he has just tossed into the political pile.
He fired FBI Director James Comey because he lacked the trust of his agents. The agency needs new leadership, said the president. Then he tossed out a morsel relating to the manner in which Comey handled the 2016 Hillary Clinton e-mail mess.
But, but … wait!
As a candidate for president, Trump spoke effusively about what a wonderful job the FBI boss did in sending that letter to Congress 11 days before the election, informing lawmakers that he had found some more e-mails that needed a closer look.
So, Comey’s a hero in one breath and a zero in the next.
And now the vice president says the Comey firing had nothing at all to do with the FBI’s investigation into whether the Trump-Pence campaign colluded with Russian government officials who were seeking — allegedly — to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.
Are you confused? Or are you just angry?
Truth be told, my confusion and is abating a good bit and it’s being replaced with outrage over what the president has done.
I’m smelling something very foul in the air as it regards the president.