Today, President Trump took the unprecedented dictatorial step of firing the head of an agency that is investigating him. Trump’s official letter firing FBI Director James Comey tried to rewrite history, thanking the director for, “informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation.” (Letter below.)
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, catching the factual inaccuracy in the letter, made some edits that gave a far more accurate portrayal of the forces at play:
White House statement on the firing of FBI Director James Comey pic.twitter.com/kKez5Kkl7T
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) May 9, 2017
The Russian letter may be hilarious (full disclosure, we have no idea what it says), but it points to a very dark truth. Trump just fired the man in charge of investigating his campaign’s collusion with Russia to illegally influence the campaign that elected him President.
Sometimes, laughter is necessary to get us through dark times. Thanks Daily Show!
The real “You’re Fired!” letter is below:
Sheila Norton is a writer with ten years of Capitol Hill experience. Subscribe to the OD Action email to get all the hottest news delivered right to your inbox every day at www.odaction.com