Mike Huckabee, June 15, 2017

One thing today’s most prominent liberals have in common is a sense of self-regard far out of proportion to reality. Maybe it comes from having attended at least 16 years of school where the #1 goal wasn’t learning to think but instilling self-esteem. They came out with an unshakable belief that they are right about everything (you’ll often hear them wonder why they keep losing elections when they’re “on the right side of all the issues”), which leads many of them to assume that anyone who disagrees with them must be either evil or stupid. It’s a perilous attitude because it constantly sets them up for a fall due to underestimating their opponents. And there’s no one they’ve underestimated to greater agony than Donald Trump.

Time and again, the anti-Trump legions have allowed something Trump said to bait them into running around screaming like their hair was on fire, and their overreactions ultimately made them look foolish. Now, it’s beginning to appear that Trump’s tweet about how James Comey had better hope there are no tapes of their conversations might have been just another case of him deliberately waving a red flag to head-fake his bull-headed opponents. Check out this story: the Wall Street Journal demanded that the Secret Service provide any information on tapes of White House conversations. Their response: they have no records that any such tapes exist. Trump even teased the media again last Friday when he said he’ll explain that tweet soon and “you’re going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer.”

Could it be that the answer is that he was simply making sure that when Comey went public, he had to worry that if he didn’t tell the truth, he’d be exposed; so that when he testified before the Senate, he was forced to admit that he had told Trump three times that he wasn’t under investigation and that he’d leaked that memo about their conversation to the press himself? And if you go back and look at Trump’s tweet, did he SAY there were tapes? No. He merely said that Comey had better “hope” there are no tapes. The lesson, and it also applies to all the Democrats salivating for any reason to try to impeach Trump on obstruction charges: Saying you “hope” for something isn’t the same thing as confirming something. You’d think that people who twice elected a President just on a vague promise of “hope” would at least know what the word means.