President Donald Trump had a very busy Thursday, May 11th. First, he claimed he had invented the term "prime the pump." This claim was quickly shot down by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, who tweeted out some quick info:
Then, directly contradicting reports from his own White House staff, Trump insisted to NBC Nightly News Anchor Lestor Holt that he was planning on firing Comey "regardless of recommendation:"
What I did is, I was going to fire Comey. My decision… I was going to fire Comey. There’s no good time to do it, by the way… I was going to fire regardless of recommendation. He made a recommendation. He’s highly respected. Very good guy. Very smart guy. The Democrats like him. The Republicans like him. He made a recommendation, but regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey.