Comey Testimony Brings to Mind King Trump

The Donald. cartoon by Henry Chamberlain

“Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?”
–Henry II

There is an artful moment during the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey. Sen. Angus King, (I) Maine, asked if Trump saying he hoped the Flynn investigation would go away was a direction. And Comey quotes the famous line attributed to Henry II, and which floats within Shakespeare’s Richard II: “Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?” The senator said he was thinking of the same quote.

King Henry II wished that a priest would go away. That was Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The next day, that priest was murdered, honoring the king’s wish. King Trump “hopes” for something, that the investigation of Michael Flynn would go away, an inappropriate suggestion, even for royalty.

That quote speaks volumes.


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8 responses to “Comey Testimony Brings to Mind King Trump

  1. Reblogged this on The Happy Traveler and commented:

    Please enjoy this insightful Comic by Henry Chamberlain.

  2. I loved that moment–a repudiation of the know-nothingers and anti-intellectualism of Trumpism. Comey is a straight shooter, mom and apple pie type, but he’s also smart and well-educated. A breath of fresh air.

  3. Nothing to see here folks. Just business as usual.

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