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Trump has a long history of attempting to bully people. His brutish behavior may come back to haunt him when the recordings he apparently made are subpoenaed:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/12/us/politics/trump-threatens-retaliation-against-comey-warns-he-may-cancel-press-briefings.html

Trump recommended that Comey imprison journalists:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/business/media/trumps-urging-that-comey-jail-reporters-denounced-as-an-act-of-intimidation.html

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/21/trump-threat-reporters-press-freedom

Trump is acting increasingly paranoid and unstable, and it’s all uphill from here. Next up may be charges of obstruction of justice, which could lead to his impeachment:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-own-words-add-fuel-to-questions-about-the-legality-of-firing-comey/2017/05/12/ccb4367e-3731-11e7-b412-62beef8121f7_story.html

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-comey-impact-20170514-story.html

Update: Former intelligence chief James Clapper says Trump and Russia are threatening the nation’s institutions:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/14/james-clapper-donald-trump-russia-james-comey-firing

Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein says that Trump’s firing of the FBI director represents a dangerous situation:

http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/14/media/carl-bernstein-trump-dangerous-moment/index.html

Update: Trump unsuccessfully pressured the FBI director, prior to firing him, to cancel its probe of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/notes-made-by-former-fbi-director-comey-say-trump-pressured-him-to-end-flynn-probe/2017/05/16/52351a38-3a80-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html

Update: Trump’s attempt to pressure Comey to cancel the FBI’s probe was illegal and may lead to his impeachment:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/legal-analysts-trump-might-have-obstructed-justice-if-comeys-allegation-is-true/2017/05/16/24f17d0c-3a83-11e7-8854-21f359183e8c_story.html

A national poll has found that “idiot” is the most common word used to describe Trump. Also common were “incompetent” and “liar”:

https://patch.com/california/banning-beaumont/s/g4b4f/idiot-top-word-to-describe-trump-poll

Trump is so ignorant that he believes fake stories his staff gives to him:

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/15/donald-trump-fake-news-238379