Newswire: Trump says pretending to have Comey tapes “wasn’t very stupid”

As part of your now daily reminder that the sitting president regularly makes official statements via Twitter, Donald Trump announced yesterday that he’d never actually gone full Nixon and taped his conversations with fired FBI director James Comey. But because he can’t quite bring himself to make a declarative statement (unless it’s about a whole country), Trump also said that there are maybe tapes out there somewhere, who knows? It’s just that they’re not his tapes; well, “not his tapes” in the sense that he didn’t personally see to their recording, but not in the sense that, if someone did make them, they’d have his voice on them.

If that word salad weren’t enough, the president stopped to talk to Fox & Friends this morning about calling his own bluff, and delivered one of the most incomprehensible statements ever transmitted via Fox …

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