Sometimes it’s just good to say (or tweet) nothing, and I think yesterday was a good time for the so-called President to do just that. But I have a feeling he will be back. How can he not? Let’s just call it an “obsession” to be polite. Don’t we all want to know what he thinks about everything? Or whom he wants to attack or harangue at any given time? Oh, for those of you who may have been otherwise preoccupied yesterday, Jim Comey, the former FBI DIrector fired by Trump, testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee about alleged lies (obstruction of justice) that Trump has made publicly and in private. They cover a wide variety of topics, but the majority seem focused on inquiries over contacts with Russian officials.
All day Thursday, Trump had nothing to say – on his preferred medium of Twitter or anywhere else. He let others do his talking. A president who earlier in the week had been spoiling for a fight with Comey – and who sees his Twitter feed as both megaphone and weapon – was convinced by others to lie low according to about a dozen White House officials and other Republicans close to him. As Representative Peter King advised: ” . . . avoid any temptation to respond to what the Democrats are saying . . . there was no reason to say anything, to get bogged down in the swamp. Be presidential, go out and do the job, and don’t take the bait.” Good advice from a seasoned politician wouldn’t you say?
But who knows what Trump will do? It might sound too much like hard work. When would he have time to golf, fly down to Mar-a-Lago?