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Friday, June 23, 2017

MSNBC analyst compares Trump to 'suicide bomber'

Elise Jordan, an MSNBC political talking head compared President Trump to a "suicide bomber" on Thursday. The name-calling came after he admitted he didn't have any recordings of the conversations he had with former FBI director James Comey.

Jordan is a former Bush White House aide but now works for progressive MSNBC and is a TIME contributor. She appeared on "MSNBC Live with Craig Melvin" on Thursday.

"It is a sad day when you cannot depend on the president's word, and my advice to Republicans who cozy up to him is it's just like hugging a suicide bomber--he blows you up in the process with him," the leftist Jordan said.

"That's a little strong, Elise," Melvin responded.

"If you went out on a limb, if you're a Republican who went on a limb and defended Donald Trump over saying he's got tapes that are gonna back up his point of view, you just got blown up too," she answered inaccurately.

Trump never said he had tapes of the conversations, although he alluded to the possibility. It turned out that Comey, perhaps believing he actually did have tapes, ended up by admitting that he told Trump he wasn't the target of the investigation. No Republican who actually listened to what Trump said feels as if they went out "on a limb" for him.

Evidently, Jordan hears what she wants to hear so she can spin it the way she wants to spin it. This is exactly what Trump talks about when he refers to "fake news," which, by the way, is a term invented by the left.

Her incredibly stupid comments came after the president posted a two-part tweet regarding tapes of conversations he had with Comey, who wrote memos detailing his talks with Trump. He testified that he would be eager to hear those tapes.

"Lordy," Comey began, as he used the Lord's nickname in a blasphemous statement aimed at making him look as if he and the Lord were buddies, "I hope there are tapes."

Trump said of Comey's statement, "With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea whether there are 'tapes' or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings."

Jordan said Trump "wasted the country's collective time" with the speculation over the tapes. That's ridiculous--it served his purpose and possibly got Comey to come clean with the Senate Intelligence Committee.

But the fact that Trump doesn't know if any recordings of him exist should give us all something to worry about. If someone can record the president without his knowledge is beyond scary.