Trump Tweets "Russia Is Laughing As U.S. Tears Itself Apart", Scraps FBI Visit

Tyler Durden's picture

It appears that US politics is back to its quasi-surreal state first observed in the early weeks of the Trump administration, when the president spent much of his day in front of Twitter. And while it is unclear if Trump is bored, busy, engaging in damage control or quite the opposite, he blasted a couple of tweets shortly after the close which have led to the now traditional media firestorm.

First, Trump responded to his perpetual nemesis, Rosie O'Donnell, and specifically her tweet from December 20 of last year, in which she said "FIRE COMEY" to which Trump responded, "We finally agree on something Rosie."

A New York Times reporter promptly provided the necessary and sufficient reaction to that particular tweet.

Shortly after, Trump followed up with another tweet, this time taking aim at Democrats, saying "Russia must be laughing up their sleeves watching as the U.S. tears itself apart over a Democrat EXCUSE for losing the election."

Trump is right: whether for this, or some other reason, it is safe to say that the residents of the Kremlin have been enjoying a good time recently.

And while the two may or may not be linked, moments ago NBC reported that contrary to a Reuters report earlier this morning confirmed later by Deputy White House press secretary Sanders, Trump abandoned plans to visit the FBI headquarters to ease tensions with the agency's employees after he fired James Comey.  The reason: "Trump was told FBI agents might not provide a warm reception following Comey’s ouster."

FBI agents told NBC that many of them voted for Trump during the 2016 presidential election. However NBC’s sources added that few were ready to celebrate Trump’s visit after his sacking of Comey.


“My sense is most FBI employees feel a loyalty to Comey,” one person who works at the bureau’s headquarters said.


“And whether they agree or disagree with the way he handled the email case, like and respect him … Trump would not be well-received at headquarters.”

Perhaps it's just more fake news, but in either case with Trump having recently burned bridges with Russia just to boost his domestic image, a move which was then mostly obviated when he fired Comey and delayed the passage of his domestic economic agenda by weeks if not months, getting on the bad side of FBI's rank and file is arguably one of the more precarious things the president can do, especially with the Russian interference probe still going on, bonus points for twitter trolling - which sadly does not result in better governance - notwithstanding.

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Joebloinvestor's picture

What about all those fucking resignations that were supposed to be sitting on Comey's desk?

El Oregonian's picture

Life is all a grand stage. Settle down, the lights are going dim... Grab the popcorn and kick back.

07564111's picture

yep, because it more than Russia that's laughing at the US shit show.

FreedomWriter's picture

It's time to put some adults in charge and DRAIN the swamp.  Let's do it. 

johngaltfla's picture

This is either going to end as the greatest shorting opportunity in market history when the S&P 500 hits 2,500+ OR, Trump is going to turn magically into a combination of Ike, Reagan, and Washington and really piss of the Dimocrats.

Place your wagers accordingly.

PrayingMantis's picture


>>> ... "... when the president spent much of his day in front of Twitter."

... success is the ability to go from one tweet to another with no loss of enthusiasm ...


Pinto Currency's picture

Soros and his gang of communists in the Demcoratic party would never laugh at America tearing itself apart.

Syrin's picture

Liberals hate America.   They would rather the country fall apart if their people aren't in place ruining it from the front.

giovanni_f's picture

FBI frames itself as the guardian of the constitution. In fact it is the absolute opposite. The bare idea that an apparatus with the vast, unmitigated power to kill any one at any time out of hundreds of millions of people can increase your safety or protect your liberty is insane. They will stop at nothing. Google ruby ridge "incident" in which a young mother holding her newborn in her arms was finished by a FBI sniper who has been roaming freely ever since.

Start with Comey and go down the hierarchy and don't stop before the last morlock from the FBI slum has been routed and neutralized.

fleur de lis's picture

The FBI has yet to solve the murder of Police Officer Terry Yeakey.

Maybe because too many of them would have been found mixed up in it.

The FBI won't protect their own so why sould they protect the rest of us.

After 10 years on the police force, Yeakey applied to and was accepted by the FBI and was planning his move to Quantico.

Then Oklahoma City happened, and he figured out the treason right away.

He tried to warn us and paid with his life.

So if all the FBI agents can cobble together one set of gonads among them they can do the right thing and solve Yeakey's murder.




GoingBig's picture

you sound like a mouthpiece of some stupid conservative talk show.  look, liberals dont hate america anymore than conservatives hate america.   and no, im not a liberal. its just a difference of opinion on what americans think their government owes them. like it or not Trump is a fucking full fledge flaming disaster.  just like maxine waters is to the democrats.

but alas he is president and this shit show is just getting started.  buckle your seatbelts.  you arent going to like the next 3 1/2. years . i guarantee that. 

when you say liberals hate america you sound ignorant

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Peacefulwarrior's picture

Good Point another Binary possibility, if Trump gains a collective mind-set amongst Republican majority and has Nuclear Option when needed to Impose the will, he'll have some policy legs.

johngaltfla's picture

Or he'll order Paul Ryan well done and put ketchup on him too. This is the most fucked up market I've ever seen, including derivatives and pms in 2007-2008.

There will be huge fortunes made and lost if we're not flinging nuclear missiles at some shithole nation along the way.

SoilMyselfRotten's picture

I bet they had a few more chuckles talking about all the prominent Rooskies gettin offed the last several months

aurum4040's picture

I'd argue it's not going to be a shorting opportunity. To much money sloshing around, too many banks in complete control, DOW 36k by 2020

GoingBig's picture

lmao, im not betting on Trump.  

serotonindumptruck's picture

Better to be laughed with, than laughed at.

Better to be pissed off, than pissed on.

i poop pink ice cream's picture

Yep - more than Russia is laughing.

Israel is the one laughing their asses off.

Remember who controls Congress - both the Democrats and the Republicans? Hah, with all the distractions going on, I'll bet you forgot who is really pulling the strings, din't cha? It's the joos who are tearing America apart so they can put the pieces (or what's left anyway) back together in their own image. 'Mericans don't need no stinkin' news - just give us more entertainment.

harrybrown's picture

and of course lest one not forget

"The jews will be blamed for nothing"


Death to the money changers 

otschelnik's picture

Off topic, but though ZHer's might be interested to know that a few years ago the Russians declassified diplomatic cables concerning the sale of Alaska to America. 

A fur trader named Gregory Shelekhov sailed to Kodiak and then the Kenai penninsula, opened posts, and claimed Alaska for the Russian Empire in 1785.  Shelekhov worked for the Russian-American company which was owned by the czar and his immediate family, and the whole operation was financed by fur trading.  When beaver hats went out of fashion, the bottom fell out of the fur market, the support of the trading posts became highly unprofitable.  In 1866 czar Alexander II met with with officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the decision was made to offer Alaska for sale to America.  The Russian ambassador Eduard A. Stekl was instructed to open negotiations. 

The American newspapers (the MSM of its time) referred to the Alaskan purchase of over 7 million dollars in gold as "Seward's Folly" - Seward being the US Secretary of State at the time.  At one point czar Alexander II became so concerned that the Senate would not approve the deal (!) secretly sent 100,000 dollars of his own money (considerable sum at that time) to Ambassador Stekl to pay journalists for favorable articles (!) and to pay certain senators for favorable speaches (!) in congress!  Those that read Russian can read about this here:

Striking how little things change...  the shareholders of UraniumOne paid the Clinton Foundation 145 million after Hillary's State Dept approved sale of the company's uranium reserves to Rosatom (Russia)... Podesta Group is representing Russia's biggest bank (Sberbank) to lobby for sanction removal... Glenn ("I admit it, I'm a hack") Thrush and NYTimes conspiring with the DNC to make fake news.....

Mark Twain was right, we have the best congress money can buy. That's why the Russians are laughing.

junction's picture

Once Ringling Bros. closes down it traveling circus this month, the last American circus that will still have elephants around will be the Republican Party with its elephant logo. 

Consuelo's picture



I think it's more like:


'You're on stage, and the sword that armored guy over there carrying?   It's real...

Yog Soggoth's picture

No, Howdy Doodie went down and I want more!

Peacefulwarrior's picture

AMEN to that! 4 months ago most of the Agents wouldn't acknowledge Comey  with a "good Morning" now they are going to ostracize Trump for moving him out?? That is ludicrous! The fact remains that we have a criminal element that needs weeding out at many levels of Govt. Media Etc. and Comey's dismissal sends a message whether you agree or not. Like Trump or Hate Trump, The fact is No one knows what Trump will do next and it scares the establishment.

Giant Meteor's picture

To your last line. Yes. That is why he is a danger, and will be handled accordingly ..

Edit; Look downvoter, it is clear to me this thing won't go the distance. I am not advocating, merely observing. It's an opinion based upon observation. In my opinion, it is already baked in ..

We are in what, just over 100 days? Does anyone honestly believe this shit can go on as is, indefinitely ?

The fucking bullshit, lies, corruption, hate run deep, deeply entrenched. It bubbles to the surface more with each passing day. Shit everywhere getting ready to pop off, and this is where the nation is at? Seriously? THIS!?

I'm not a hater, just an observer ..


Peacefulwarrior's picture

Handled? How will they be handling Trump exactly? Poison his food? Assasination?, attempts to further the dementia claims, find criminal allegations? I'm not sure what you mean Meteor? Please do retort.

Giant Meteor's picture

Nothing quite so dramatic. They'll let him do what he does, that'll be enough. At some point they'll pull something else out of the hat, file whatever. I expect at some point, economic realities won't be so easily covered, not that they are now, but sooner or later, I expect by fall, things will become more apparent. That is if we're not in a hot war before then, which is distinct possibility.

Now of course this is only conjecture of a non deep state actor, so take that into consideration.

I hold no hatred NOR animosity towards Trump. Hell I've never even met the man ... 

In fact, I don't know ANY deep state actors, nor major players in this epic saga ..

But hell, one would seriously need to be blind, to not see THIS devolution of a shit show  ..

To put it anorther way, think in terms of "The Perfect Storm" .. The storm is not going to "let him out" .. and the don is not going to play by the script, not that I can see ..

Paper Mache's picture

No matter what happens with our President Trump in the future, he will always be the man who kept Hillary Clinker out of the WH. Don't ever forget that; HE TOOK DOWN HILLARY CLINKER.   Whoever else in the whole of the US could have done that?  


Giant Meteor's picture

I want ALL of them to go down, All of them, they swim in the same cesspool ...

They do NOT do the peoples business ..

Look at their "connections", and connect the dots ...

If voting made a difference, it would be outlawed ..

I was happy to see all the weasel boys and girls in the great selection process, get Trumped

I especially enjoyed watching the fireworks getting canceled over the Hudson, as much as the next person ..

Sure, they had it coming .. and then some ..

But I don't for a minute kid myself nor do I believe, that ANY of this, is fixable by any poltical means ..

It's just too far gone for that  ..



francis scott falseflag's picture


Remember my rant, GM, it is all about the Deep State's need to

confiscate all the oil  in the ground.

I posted this before and now again for you. You must read between

the lines of Paul Wolfowitz's line at the end of the quote.


"And the alternative is to let a very important, critical part of the world go to hell literally and lose American influence, allow hostile actors to take over what is—we may not like to talk about oil, but this is the engine of the world economy."

"****And if it’s dominated by the wrong people, the consequences here in the United States are very serious.And the alternative is to let a very important, critical part of the world go to hell literally and lose American influence, allow hostile actors to take over what is—we may not like to talk about oil, but this is the engine of the world economy. And if it’s dominated by the wrong people, the consequences here in the United States are very serious. And the alternative is to let a very important, critical part of the world go to hell literally and lose American influence, allow hostile actors to take over what is—we may not like to talk about oil, but this is the engine of the world economy. And if it’s dominated by the wrong people, the consequences here in the United States are very serious.****"

He's saying softly what I have been saying here

for 6 years.  That this spat with Russia is all about

ending up with more crude oil than Russia against

the day when the two major warriors fight to be

"King of the Mountain."  All of fleets of tanks and

APCs and helicopters and jets are nothing 

without the fuels to propel them.    All of ZH

knows how much America has.

In my mind the Wolfowitz quote dispels any doubt

that any right thinker may have

Giant Meteor's picture

Ah yes, Paul Wolfowitz ..

Well as you know, printing digital funny money, 1's and 0's , petrodollar, all that "spreadin democracy" around the world, outposts all over the globe, a foot on far, what was it 5 countries in seven years or seven countries in 5 years? Memory not as good as it used to be, of course could look that up too ..

There has been a delay of game in some regards, and I DO believe the "game" being exposed in many ways, from outside sources, has presented some difficulties, thus, the ever changing "memes" and narratives, not to mention the arrangement is not holding up, ie; global debt bombs, restless natives, due to various break downs ,  ..

It is clear that other folks may have other ideas, in regards to their oil and resources.

Perhaps the better play is , humility, cooperation , actual diplomacy, withdrawing from hell holes, cease doing the bidding of Israel, and her neocons, and do a complete 180 degree turn on the whole global top dog / cop thing, focus on THIS nations people and it's problems, an extensive list, man up, and figure the shit out. Sure, a lot of folk may become much poorer in that scenario, things might get a bit "tough" or tougher for some.

Or we can continue to go with as Hillary, the globalists, and techocrats, describe it, TINA, there is NO alternative, in which case the entire globe goes up in flames, or what Mr. McCain described as the 100 year wars ..

As I have said before, I'm not a big believer at living life at any cost, nor other fairytales ..

We either admit to our mistakes, and lies, get right with things, and move in a more "forthright" manner, or we continue to circle the drain with increasing speed. There NEEDS to be accountability, truth, acknowledgement, and attonement, otherwise, the spin into devolution and lawlessness, as well as continuing assault on the citizens themselves, becomes inevitable, if not a forgone conclusion  ..

Frankly, I believe we're going all in, on the insanity .. as a more likely scenario, or in short, it get's much worse before it gets any better, if in fact it get's better. That is the more likely outcome ..

Haircuts? You bet your ass, clawbacks? Certainly .. Prosecutions and long prison sentences? Definitely.

Maybe some folks will need to settle for one home in the Hamptom's as opposed to three ..

Ahhh, I guess that makes me a "socialist" by default tho, don't it  ..

francis scott falseflag's picture

I'm not going to waste your timw agreeing with all your points.  Either you 

prepare for the worst and hope for the best or you are just another of the

8 billion citizens of the earth.  What you describe as the "Better Play" would

be great , but highly unlikely from what we know about evil men.


My hope is in Putin and some secret ability to force the US to compromise

with the Russians, and therefore the world. It is a shot in the dark but he

has maintained it this long.  With Moon's election, I no longer thin of the

Korean Peninsula as the next battle ground.  Venezuela will be it and

the Panama Canal the next trophy.


Raging Debate's picture

.gov gets a B+ on energy independence. Now needs same grade in who controls human energy,, labor. That is the currency. So far F grade. Time will tell. 

francis scott falseflag's picture


I'm sure I don't know any more than you about the amount of oil the US can count

on in a pinch. I do know that aside from the oil in Mexico and Canada, the oil from

the Gulf states arrives in Giant tankers whch is the most precarious way od shipping

oil in the troubled times which await us. I do know that M. King Hubbert predicted

that peak oil would hit the continental US in the early seventies and it did.  And that

prediction probably put the fear of Jesus in the Pentagon and it's neocons allies and

created the partnership which we now refer to as the Deep State. Six years later the

Shah was deposed and a bad situation was made worse.VP Bush had his friend Saddam

attack Iran and that war was fought for 8 years and we supplies Iraq with chemical

weapons and satellite photos of the Iranian troops positions.  Is there any wonder

why we killed Saddam and why the Iranians hate our guts.


You may believe that the US has energy independence, But I don't.  The amount of

shale oil available is quite a bit less  than the amount of shale rock in America. You

can depend on the MSM not to tell you why. It is no coincidence that where we are

fighting and where we have fought and where we want to fight are the oil rich

countries of the world. Naturally I include the sea bed of the South China Sea.

harrybrown's picture

a few nukes leaves all the tanks, carriers & other hardware spent & of no real use as such...
there are other technologies already waiting to go live. but it like every other asset, oil "has its weaknesses" too.
its not the means to an end.

francis scott falseflag's picture


Obviously nukes are a last resort.  A point of no return.  The denial of Oil, if it can be

done properly, might be the answer to an all out war.  


But really who knows besides the General staffs of Russia and the US?

Savyindallas's picture

Good point  -unless he kills us all in a nuclear Armeggeddon   - then I will posthumously have wished for Hillary. 

Hopefully Trump will get back to the pre-inauguration Trump  -he'll need to get rid of Kushner and the Goldman Sachs crowd  -and the neocons. maybe listen to Bannon. 

Tell Ivanka to go back to modeling  - She could make millions with a nude layout on Penthouse-or even Playboy because they are back to nudies. Not that she's so hot anymore-but people would pay good money to see that. 

Tall Tom's picture



Then you would wished you had voted for Hitlery, Savyindallas...who will have brought about the same end, your same demise?


These are the PUPPETS. The masters play behind the scenes.


Get real. You are still intentionally blind and beyond all hope.


And really it does not matter that this all.

Loanman26's picture

Certainly rather see a spread of Ivanka then say Hillary.

My eyes was goin crazy!

Tall Tom's picture



Trump is the person who empowered Hitlery in the first place.


He financed her US Senate run.


This is the reason why I hate reading ZH comments at times...THE UNABASHED AND INTENTIONAL IGNORANCE. The Eyes Wide Shut.


It is always about PERCEPTION and not about inconvenient facts.

Yog Soggoth's picture

Russian dementia pills made in isreal, Duh. You are weak. Hey, talk about that hot war, you heard the deal with Saudi Arabia and Iran? They are supposed to be enemies because of the shiite sunni thing. Lies to you. News yesterday.

Giant Meteor's picture

Perhaps you would care to elaborate further Yog Soggoth,

Please deconstruct or construct at will ..


TheEndIsNear's picture

Giant Meteor: "...but sooner or later, I expect by fall, things will become more apparent."

The trouble is that probably 99% of the population get their "news" from TeeVee, and actually believe what they are told. Instead of trying to use common sense and think for themselves, almost all "normal" people I encounter prefer to go along with the majority -- whose views are of course given to them by the MSM.

"Never underestimate the power of human stupidity." - Robert A. Heinlein

Question: Anyone know if the reason I can no longer use stylized text (italics, bold, etc) is because I am running NoScript? If so, what do I need to enable?

Giant Meteor's picture

I understand, but if numbers can be believed, poor ratings, last I knew, say's a whole lot of folks are not even watching. So there is that, although I take your point.  Those that do watch, and believe all the nonesense, well, as always life, things in general keep rolling on, until it doesn't or they don't.

We seem at times, to get those defining moments, that do not care a wit, whatever people think or do not think. I envision this happening more in the near term, with increasing regularity. Even bullshit, which seems at times inexhaustable, must at some point be limited with deeper infusions of reality. What I'm trying to say, from everything I understand, people of the former Soviet Union KNEW the real deal, well before it was officially acknowledged, 

Now of course, conditions are a bit more cushy in America, and Americans love their team sports, including team politics, but again, larger developments, events, will perhaps bring things, situations, more sharply into focus ..

I actually looked (briefly) at some of the "meltdowns" yesterday, or perhaps the day before. What I see, saw, are grown people, supposed adults, loosing their minds to insanity ..

Not a pretty picture ..

I hope for many peoples sake, they aren't watching too much or better yet, ANY of it .. 


Peacefulwarrior's picture

Meteor, just a thought. When Observing it may pay dividends to take the Observations to the top of the building, side of the building, under the building to keep observation outcomes open. The lies and BS you refer to have been entrenched for a lot longer than we have been alive and/or enlightened to the corruption. You may be correct BUT Trump may also be fighting Fire with Fire at some level.

Giant Meteor's picture

Yes, I understand, "The lies and BS you refer to have been entrenched for a lot longer than we have been alive and/or enlightened to the corruption."

In truth, there are various times in history that it has been much worse, more violent, resulting in the death of many millions caught up in the wake. Corruption of course no new thing under the sun, nor murder, nor political skullduggery, war, lies, hubris, bullshit, manipulation, poverty, death, destruction, no new thing. Many of course observe the "turnings" , the cycles. Even within this nations relative short history cycle ..

We appear to be in the escalating down cycle. To my way of thinking, this offers both danger AND opportunity. It is painfully obvious however, there are some really bad actors running this shit into the ground, and I'm not sure exactly how long "green shoots" and everything is awsome, fake markets and most everything else or failing that the don't worry, "everything is under control" meme can hold out ..

The current POTUS was elected in a large part because enough folks IDENTIFIED with the things that he said. Think back to what was said. Those same memes, are still very much in effect. "It's all rigged folks" , "It's all a bubble folks." This dirty business called "politics", "that's how it's done folks," they don't care about you folks ..

You think the deep state's just gonna roll over, and play dead?

You think those political dynasties, families he inpugned just gonna forgive and forget?