On Tuesday, Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey was quick to denounce President Trump’s surprise decision to fire James Comey as FBI director, calling the ouster “Nixonian.” The Twitter account of the Nixon Library was quick to offer a correction.
However, Trump is doing his best to embody the spirit of Nixon in another way: in a surprise meeting with Henry Kissinger, the man who drafted the Paris Peace Accords. In his first public comments since firing Comey, Trump said he did it because Comey “wasn’t doing a good job” much like Archibald Cox likely wasn’t doing a good job when he was fired as special prosecutor investigating the DNC break-in at the Watergate Hotel.
It didn’t take long for Twitter to offer commentary on the latest baffling decision by Trump.
There were even references to The Simpsons, because it wouldn’t be Twitter if there weren’t references to The Simpsons.
This is not the first time that Trump has met with Kissinger. Shortly after Election Day, the two met to discuss foreign policy. In December, Kissinger said that Trump “has the possibility of going down in history as a very considerable president” with an “extraordinary opportunity” to do “something remarkable” in the foreign policy sphere.