Firestorm over Comey's dismissal adds to Trump frustrations

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  • cougar engineer Alpine, UT
    May 17, 2017 2:58 p.m.

    Treason! Interference of Justice! Is this Trump? Nope--just the insane anti Trump establishment, foaming at the mouth in Hysteria! Trump just keeps pn putting his 10 hour workdays, trying to keep his campaign promises. He certainly outworks all of his left leaning democratic opponents in the "resist everything by any means possible"group.

  • Bob K Davis, CA
    May 15, 2017 6:53 p.m.

    The Meliorist - Grande Cache
    "I think it's unfair to blame Republicans for voting for Trump. I get that they were simply voting strategically to keep Hillary and the Democrats out"
    --- Are you kidding?
    A. If you were saying that accepting somebody like Trump just because you wanted your side to win I'm sorry I do not admire the morals in that.
    B. If you were saying that it has not dawned on you that all that stuff about Hillary must have been untrue or she would have been in jail years ago, I again wonder if you're willing to accept any and all lies to justify your position as a Republican

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    May 15, 2017 6:00 p.m.

    Some folks can't think for themselves. They depend on FOX to do it for them.

  • rdean92 Los Angeles, CA
    May 15, 2017 1:27 p.m.

    @The Meliorist - Grande Cache, 00,

    Just a friendly reminder, the majority of American's did not vote for Trump.

    Final Popular Vote numbers:
    Clinton - 65,844,610
    Trump - 62,979,636

    And who else do we blame for this?

  • RRB SLC, UT
    May 15, 2017 1:19 p.m.

    Bill (Clinton) fired the head of the FBI his first year in office. Carter and Obama banned people from a Muslim country (Iran, Iraq).

    Yet the liberals complain about Trump?

    Will the liberals ever get over this, or will we see a new party emerging from the desolate destruction of our mainstream media and the survivors of the DNC. Will the DNC ever learn that cheaters never win? Poor Bernie, he should have had his day but it was taken from him.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    May 15, 2017 1:01 p.m.

    Some folks can't think for themselves. They depend on the media to do it for them.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    May 15, 2017 1:00 p.m.

    @Ralph

    Thank you sir. Don't believe I have ever received a nicer compliment.

    😁

  • Ralph Salt Lake City, UT
    May 15, 2017 11:39 a.m.

    "Finally, President Trump gets more real work done on the golf course than Barack Obama did in the Oval Office..."

    Herbert, you are a shining example of a Trump supporter.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    May 15, 2017 11:07 a.m.

    There will be a "firestorm" over everything this great President does. Even the poor loser Hillary Clinton announced that she has joined the "resistance".

    I feel so sorry for her and other poor liberals who can't accept the fact that Donald Trump beat them at their own game.

    So, keep resisting folks and see what happens to this once-great country.

    Finally, President Trump gets more real work done on the golf course than Barack Obama did in the Oval Office it on any of his apology tours.

  • kreese Ivins, UT
    May 15, 2017 10:00 a.m.

    When was the last time the Soviet Union/Russia ever wanted a Republican to become President?

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    May 15, 2017 9:47 a.m.

    The left's take on a change in leadership at the FBI is the mother of all overreactions (MOAO)! Consider what this ongoing, uninterrupted FBI investigation into alleged collusion means to the Democratic party! There is no evidence (so far) and if the FBI can find none, the Democratic party loses even more relevancy, and they haven't got much left to lose. Therefore, this is what the Democrats have placed all their hopes upon: "The Russians did it"! When this fails, and it will, who to blame next? Martians, perhaps? Take home message: Democrats NEVER lose elections, they are always "stolen" from them.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    May 15, 2017 9:49 a.m.

    Twitter was designed to pass the buck. Accountability is fake news. Ratings mean more than truth.

  • UtahTroutStalker Draper, UT
    May 15, 2017 9:37 a.m.

    @Thid Barker - Moscow, RS

    ""Firestorm" is not what this issue is,..."

    I agree, the issue is that our POTUS feels it necessary to lie about his reasons even when he really did not need to.

    He could have fired Comey on day one, but he didn't. Only after Comey testified and mentioned the robust investigation into the Trump administration and their possible collusion with the Russian government.

  • Thomas Thompson SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    May 15, 2017 9:30 a.m.

    Sean Spicer found it "offensive" when a reporter asked if Trump was "out of control," and there's no doubt the question was, indeed, offensive. But the problem for Mr. Spicer, and also Mr. Trump, is that millions upon millions of American citizens are now asking the same question. And, offensive or not, the citizens of the United States deserve a rational answer.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    May 15, 2017 9:31 a.m.

    Happens everyday!

    Someone doesn't do a good job, and they get fired.

    Comey didn't do a good job.

  • Lia Sandy, UT
    May 15, 2017 9:23 a.m.

    I bet we have a new president by Labor Day-

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    May 15, 2017 9:14 a.m.

    The Democrats have painted themselves into a corner with this issue! Imagine if the FBI can not find any evidence of President Trump colluding with the Russians on the election! No word on how this alleged "collusion with the Russians" could actually keep millions of Americans from voting for Hillary! Radical Democrats are making fools of themselves "resisting" by rioting, destroying property and attacking police! Do liberals really think their behavior is going to get moderate Americans to elect Democrats? Really? Twice in our history the Democratic party has refused to accept election results and then they succeeded en masse. The first time when Republican Abraham Lincoln won the election and its happening again over Republican Donald Trump winning the election!

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    May 15, 2017 9:04 a.m.

    Thid - you sound just like the other side. Just swap a few democrats for republicans here and there, and you could just as easily sound like a rabid liberal. What happened to the claims of "golfer and chief"? Or the fact that Trump takes Air Force One and its associated support aircraft and personnel on weekly weekends away - mostly to Florida.

    Before one starts playing the hypocrisy card, it best one makes a retrospective look at one's own comments.

    I am not saying that some of your complaints aren't valid. The problem is that we have very similar acts being interpreted very differently depending on party. Trumps owns his own issues - as did the former administration. Trump's approval ratings are in an increasing decline... now worse than Obama's in the depth of the recession. That should tell you something.... after 4 short months. He can fix it..... but he is not on a path to do that yet - his pride is preventing that. The never-apologize-over-anything President is learning the differences between CEO and POTUS.... big difference.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    May 15, 2017 8:56 a.m.

    1aggie - SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    May 15, 2017 7:09 a.m.

    @BYUalum

    As of May 8 in the first year of each man's presidency, Trump has played golf 15 times, Obama, 1.

    =========

    Yes --
    The IRONY and Hypocrisy of the Republicans makes me want to vomit.

    I listened for 8 years as they DAILY whined and cried about Obama's Executive Orders and playing Golf.

    Trump makes Obama look like a glorified Saint - and TRUELY Presidential.

    Trump has signed MORE E.O.s [that, WITH a House and Senate in GOP control],
    and Trump's played golf 21 times in a little over 100 days so far.

    I can completely without any guilt, remorse or hesitation whatsoever can completely ignore 100% EVERTHING any Republican has to say ever again...

  • UtahTroutStalker Draper, UT
    May 15, 2017 8:45 a.m.

    @BYUalum - South Jordan, UT

    "I am an ardent supporter of Donald Trump. He is the hardest working President I can remember in the WH for many years. His 10-hour work days ring circles over the former guy who mostly traveled around playing golf, taking expensive vacations, and apologizing for America."

    No POTUS in recent history has played more golf in his first 100 days than Trump. That is probably why he could not articulate much of what was in the Healthcare bill that the GOP passed in the house. Maybe he should take more naps.

    He doesn't apologize for America (did you mean the USA?), but he has gone back on almost all of his campaign promises. Mexico isn't paying for that beautiful wall. He is not calling China a currency manipulate (no he is being played by N. Korea and China right now). He is not going to get rid of NAFTA anymore either. But you go ahead and keep supporting him.

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    May 15, 2017 8:41 a.m.

    Poor Donald, but nobody ever said that being an autocrat would be easy. Thank goodness for our Founding Fathers. Trump is exactly the type of person they had in mind when they designed The Constitution.

  • jeclar2006 Oceanside, CA
    May 15, 2017 8:29 a.m.

    This is what results when a TV celebrity host is elected with no experience in the political world.

    In the case of Ronald Reagan, patron saint of Conservative Causes, he was involved in SAG as president for years, then 2 terms as Governor of liberal California, during the tumultuous 1960s, and eventually becoming president.

    Trump is no Reagan, and he definitely is no Mr. Smith gone to Washington, or even Jimmy Stewart in real life.

    Chaos will continue, not because of the so called liberal press, but due to his incompetence as a leader, due to his reliance on bluster and various veiled threats.

    Trump should be worried about tapes, if tapes exist.

  • Mayfair City, Ut
    May 15, 2017 8:28 a.m.

    Utah Girl Chronicles said:
    I don't see Trump sticking it out for four years. The country will never unite behind him. All Trump can do is retreat inwardly and seek "counsel" from his Trump Organization loyalists and the friendly boot-lickers at Fox News."

    The same thing with a few name changes could have been said about the last President.

    If you honestly believe "the country was united behind" Obama you don't get out much.

  • JBs Logan, UT
    May 15, 2017 8:21 a.m.

    It is remarkable that Trump still doesn't get the fact that he can't control everyone. Hence the tantrums.

    As for his supporters, with every action, they seem to become more and more entrenched behind him. That too is remarkable, and inexplicable.

  • 1aggie SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    May 15, 2017 7:09 a.m.

    @BYUalum

    As of May 8 in the first year of each man's presidency, Trump has played golf 15 times, Obama, 1.

    (Don't let the facts interfere with the fantasy)

    Trump is simply unfit for the office of POTUS.
    Yet few to no Republicans are willing to defend our Constitution against his madness. Sad.

  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    May 15, 2017 7:04 a.m.

    This is primarily another liberal temper tantrum (Democrats, the media, and the other left-wing political fringe folks). As long as they are making governing the country very difficult they have some power. Highly detrimental to the well-being of our country.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    May 15, 2017 6:24 a.m.

    "Firestorm" is not what this issue is, more like a tempest in the Democratic party and its lap dog fake news media tea-pot! Just imagine the difficult and embarrassing situation this has presented the left! We have Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, among other demos, on national TV demanding the firing of Comey because the FBI was investigating Hillary's classified emails scandals. Fast forward past the election and President Trump firing Comey and these same liberals are now having a 10 alarm hissy fit because President Trump did what they demanded! Hypocrisy anyone? If President Trump invented a cure for cancer, the left would condemn him for that! The Democratic party continues to make itself even more irrelevant!

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    May 15, 2017 6:17 a.m.

    Trump might survive.
    He was right about him saying he could shoot someone in the middle of 5th ave and not lose a single vote.

    BUT --
    Congress will not.

    I see a tsunami sweeping the House and the Senate next year,
    from the spineless do NOTHING Republicans.

    Articles of Mr. Trump's impeachment will be the 1st order of business in the new DEMOCRATIC held Congress.

  • illuminated Kansas City, MO
    May 15, 2017 6:13 a.m.

    "Firestorm over Comey's dismissal adds to Trump frustrations"

    If the AP says it's true, it must be so. LOL.

  • Lia Sandy, UT
    May 15, 2017 5:59 a.m.

    Trump doesn't work, BY alum. He spends his days trying to put out fires he started the day before. He's played more golf already than Obama did in a year. He wasn't even with his wife on Mother's day. .he was playing golf in Jersey. What a disaster. Impeachment is nigh...

  • What in Tucket? Provo, UT
    May 15, 2017 5:45 a.m.

    The Comey firing is irrelevant to Trump supporters. A lot of smoke and no substance. What we are interested in is tax cuts, Obamacare gone and replaced by a free market health care system, reduction in rules and red tape so business can compete, and border security. The vast majority of Trump voters support him and his support will increase. As for the media they have lost all credibility.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    May 15, 2017 5:34 a.m.

    Worf.... when Richard Burr, a die hard party line pro Trump supporter doesn't like the optics of this... and publicly says so..... this is more than left wing main stream media partnering with the Democrats. When Lee recommends Obamas choice for the Supreme Court as the best replacement as one of the few ways to replace confidence in the office.... there is more to this than main stream media against Trump.

    Trump has a huge credibility issue right now. Partly fueled by the media. Be Trump is The Who keeps providing the fuel for the fire... He may be trying to do some good things but has abdicated truth in the processs.... and fewer people are willing to give him the benefit of doubt.

  • Bob K Davis, CA
    May 15, 2017 4:39 a.m.

    Well, Trump has not locked up Hillary because nobody seems to have actually proven anything she did was illegal even though she's been out of office since 2013.
    We also know that Obama was born in Hawaii USA.
    No one who is operating on logic is going to believe someone who stuck to lying about the above 2 for years only issue of Mr. Comey.
    However logic in politics in this country seems to have gone out the window and continued on down the street on a fast motorcycle and Over the Horizon

  • No One Of Consequence West Jordan, UT
    May 14, 2017 11:39 p.m.

    He was sent to drain the swamp. There will be a few alligators displaced.

  • IceCreamGhost Sandy, UT
    May 14, 2017 11:29 p.m.

    Regardless of what you think of Comey, the way Trump fired him was embarrassing and shameful. As we recently learned in Salt Lake, the only way to fire someone is face-to-face and with proper reasons.

    Comey was fired because they refuse to be a yes man.
    This is very dangerous. Trump needs people around him that will tell him the truth, not tell him what he wants to hear.

  • SLars Provo, UT
    May 14, 2017 11:18 p.m.

    With no proof that anything happened, it's all conjecture about Russia. It's time for the country and the media to move on.

  • Sandy Salt Lake City, UT
    May 14, 2017 9:49 p.m.

    This is a great article about what's happened over the past week.

    Like others, I voted against both candidates/parties this last election. Democrats blame Republicans. Republicans blame Democrats and the media. But I believe we, the people, are all to blame for the phenomenon in the Oval Office. We're way late in teaching our young basic civics, and too tolerant of ignorance and incivility.

    I'm hoping the current president will not last beyond a term, and we can be done with him. I'm hoping he doesn't make a mess of things before these years are over. Just another 18 months or so and the next race begins.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    May 14, 2017 8:42 p.m.

    What's frightening is that we may never know the whole truth . If trump.pulls this off without consequence we are the next Argentina.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    May 14, 2017 8:13 p.m.

    I will grant you the media can sometimes dog a topic to the point of being obnoxious. But to claim that this is all false news..... all the while claiming all the stuff about Hillary was the truth, is obnoxious in its own right. But lets be really really clear. None of this is less real than the email server, nor Benghazi. Trump foolishly did have his campaign being led by a man who helped run the campaign of the pro-Russia party in Ukraine, helped get a leader elected who was later deposed from office after turning the military on protesters, and who has taken asylum in Russia. There is nothing faux or false about that.

    It is also equally true that the FBI is investigating possible election meddling by the Russians trying influence our election. This should be no surprise to anyone since our own government has tried to do likewise in many countries as well. So to try to portray any of this as faux.... is not being honest with ones self.

    That doesn't mean Trump had any direct connection or directed any of these activities. Hardly. But his ego is so shallow he can't bear the idea that he might have gotten some help.

  • oaklandaforlife SLC, UT
    May 14, 2017 7:24 p.m.

    Simple logic prevails. The GOP has failed and it isn't even in the third inning of the ball game. No relief in sight, and there isn't a reliever with any creditability to save the game. Trump and the GOP is a long forgotten nightmare.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    May 14, 2017 6:59 p.m.

    "I think it's unfair to blame Republicans for voting for Trump. I get that they were simply voting strategically to keep Hillary and the Democrats out. "
    Nonsense. We all had the same access to the knowledge of what kind of person trump is. We all saw the tape from the bus. We all saw his very public antics from decades previous.
    No matter how much you try to convince us that Hillary would be so much worse or that you're blameless in the end you went ahead and voted for this behaviour. You accepted it; past behaviour predicts future.
    The citizens do care. The law cares, too. We'll see how this plays out.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    May 14, 2017 7:00 p.m.

    I think there isn't any political parties, there's only us and them. Now he knows who he's up against. Trust, is more valuable than gold.

  • TAS Tehachapi, CA
    May 14, 2017 5:59 p.m.

    As a Republican, don't blame me, I voted for McMulin.

  • The Meliorist Grande Cache, 00
    May 14, 2017 5:23 p.m.

    I think it's unfair to blame Republicans for voting for Trump. I get that they were simply voting strategically to keep Hillary and the Democrats out.

    BUT

    Now Hillary is not the President it is the job of the Republicans to demand grown up behaviour from their President.

    1. Demand he release his taxes.
    2. Demand a special prosecutor to find the truth (good or bad)
    3. Demand he communicate what the government is doing. Press Secretaries are there for a reason.
    4. Demand he stop the little boy attacks and start leading by example.

    While the majority of Americans voted for Clinton, it is apparent that Republicans (mostly) voted for Trump. How they guide him through his Presidency will greatly determine the outcome of the next election.

    The ball is in your court Republicans. And America is watching. Cause that's how a democracy works.

  • deseret pete robertson, Wy
    May 14, 2017 5:22 p.m.

    The liberal press is the biggest problem in Washington --- they don't like being ignored as being relevant so they spread untruths , half truths and masquerading as the whole truth. They try to argue over everything that happens that don't fit their narrative as some big crisis and if their is no crisis they will create one.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    May 14, 2017 4:36 p.m.

    I am an ardent supporter of Donald Trump. He is the hardest working President I can remember in the WH for many years. His 10-hour work days ring circles over the former guy who mostly traveled around playing golf, taking expensive vacations, and apologizing for America.

    I'm sick of all the whining and complaining from the media and Dems who attack him hourly. They called for Comey to be gone up to a few days ago (remember Hillary saying he cost her the election?) Hypocrisy at its greatest.

    God bless America and God bless President Trump!

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    May 14, 2017 4:29 p.m.

    I don't see Trump sticking it out for four years. The country will never unite behind him. All Trump can do is retreat inwardly and seek "counsel" from his Trump Organization loyalists and the friendly boot-lickers at Fox News.

    This is a failed experiment, Republicans.

  • pwlohse Dueren, 00
    May 14, 2017 4:16 p.m.

    Perhaps TASS could take over White House communications. Apparently Trump trusts Russian reporters and cameramen over American ones. The mess is not in the messaging, it is in the message. And the message goes from top down. Trump is truly incompetent. Just read his interview in the Economist. It is absolutely frightening.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    May 14, 2017 4:15 p.m.

    Just when you begin to think events surrounding the White Asylum can't become any more insane, they do.

    How long will it take before people who voted for him realize the awful mistake they made?

  • makka Provo, UT
    May 14, 2017 3:31 p.m.

    This is simple more liberal media anger. A recent WSJ/NBC poll found that 38 percent of US adults disapprove. The rest either approve or have no opinion.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    May 14, 2017 3:04 p.m.

    The title of this article is deceptive:

    * Trump doesn't look frustrated when explaining the firing of Comey. A little confused from the reactions of those who didn't like him.

    * The firestorm is mostly with the media, and liberal politicians. Most of the American citizens don't care.

  • 10CC Bountiful, UT
    May 14, 2017 2:58 p.m.

    Trump will bounce back, but many Republicans will soon have to choose between loyalty to Trump and his supporters, or to the nation, with very large majorities now supporting a special prosecutor.

    The Founding Fathers anticipated the emergence of someone like Trump, but our system depends on others doing their job.

  • Daedalus, Stephen ARVADA, CO
    May 14, 2017 2:51 p.m.

    Article: "Trump's visible anger and erratic tweets prompted a reporter to ask Spicer on Friday if the president was 'out of control.'... "That's, frankly, offensive," Spicer said.

    When a yes-or-no question is not answered with a no, the answer is yes.

    If we replace the particulars related to the Comey firings with fill-in-the-blank spaces, this article could have been written the day after Trump announced his candidacy for the GOP 2016 presidential primary.

    Trump is as unfit today as he was then, and his rapid descent into irresponsible and paranoid incompetence was as inevitable a probability then as it is the undeniable reality today.

    Republicans control the White House, the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives.

    This is your mess, GOP.

    Clean it up.

    Now.