It only seems like there’s a media-manufactured Trump scandal every day, well, because there IS a media-manufactured Trump scandal literally … every … stinking … day…
Tuesday’s nothingburger involves a New York Times report that alleges that President Trump tried to obstruct justice regarding the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s connections to Russia.
“I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go,” Trump told Comey during a February meeting, according to the memo as recounted by the Times.
And now Democrats are smelling blood and Republicans like Rep. Jason Chaffetz are ready to write subpoenas.
But before we start talking impeachment (they already are, but they’d be doing that regardless of what the misstep happened to be), The Five’s Greg Gutfeld had some much-needed perspective on this particular manufactured issue.
Greg Gutfeld is on fire today. Easily the best on the panel when his heart's in it. #TheFive
— John Brogan (@johnbrogan) May 17, 2017
“When you say you ‘hope’ for something, it’s not a command. It’s not saying you’d better do this,” Gutfeld said to guest correspondent Bret Baier, comparing it to asking for a bicycle for Christmas or asking neighbors not to make loud noises.
“In my mind … it seems like it’s not a big deal, which is maybe why Comey didn’t think it was obstructionist, so he didn’t have to comply to reporting it, because he knew that what Trump was doing is what Trump does,” he continued. “Everything to him is like visiting a construction site. It’s not what a politician says or does. He doesn’t understand how internal stuff works. So he shows up and says I wish we could do this for cheaper … wish we could have done a better job on lights on bathrooms.”
“It seems to me that this is just how Trump speaks and Comey understood that this is how Trump speaks.”
Gutfeld concluded his conversation with Baier by saying, “I think I just explained this story better than anybody on the planet.”
To which Baier responded, “Maybe you did.”
Watch the video below:
Here’s a sampling of social media users who agreed with Gutfeld’s take:
Perfect analogy ??#Greg Gutfeld#TheFive. Couldn't have explained Trump better myself.
— Marc Dandrea (@marcnthadark) May 17, 2017
@TheFive Yes! Greg Gutfeld…As an American I am over the media much more than being over Trump! I have accepted his nuances.
— Tabitha Braun (@tabbybraun_h) May 17, 2017
— TeriJTippey (@TeriTippey) May 17, 2017
Kudos to Greg Gutfeld on explaining how Trump talks. He talks like a construction businessman, rather than a seasoned politician. #TheFive
— MOAB (@Edmond_Estrada) May 17, 2017
Later in the segment, Gutfeld compared Comey’s timing on releasing the memo to this:
Greg Gutfeld just said on "The Five" that Comey's memo was very "Mean Girls" pic.twitter.com/x719JuEzQh
— Jessica Taylor (@JessicaTaylor) May 17, 2017
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