Even the Richard Nixon library is now trolling Trump

Harriet Marsden@harriet1marsden
Wednesday 10 May 2017 15:15
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In today's dose of insanity, Donald Trump has fired James Comey from his position as FBI director.

Yes, the President of the United States has fired the the man who is involved with an investigation into alleged interference from Russia during the 2016 US election.

Sound familiar?

The comparisons to disgraced former President Richard Nixon were once again swift and inevitable (the only president ever to resign, under the shadow of in impending impeachment).

In particular, people made reference to the so-called 'Saturday Night Massacre' in October 1973.

This was sparked by Nixon firing special prosecutor Archibald Cox, who was investigating the Watergate Hotel burglary and Nixon's alleged corruption and deception.

In fact, the comparison was so widespread that the Richard Nixon Library was forced to issue a 'statement' on their Twitter, in order to clear up one little discrepancy...


But the subtle implication here is that there may well be other similarities.

Indeed, people have drawn many comparisons between Trump's recent behaviour and Nixon's last days in the White House.

The apparent paranoia, the war with the media...

"When the President does it, that means it is not illegal," said Nixon to David Frost in the famous interviews.

There have also been comparisons to the last President who ever fired an FBI director - Bill Clinton.

William Sessions refused to step down voluntarily amidst allegations of ethical improprieties, leading to his ousting by the President.

Some also felt the need to pint out the oh-so-important distinctions in this case, too...

Nevertheless, the day your actions are compared to that of Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, the two presidents to have come closest to impeachment in recent memory...

That's a bad day for any President.

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