Sometimes it is not enough to do the right thing. It has to be done in the right way. The firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is a perfect example.
We haven’t seen the evidence but he is accused of leaking to the media and lying to FBI investigators. If true, that is certainly a firing offense. This is part of a bigger story regarding senior employees putting politics above doing their sworn duty. Like the IRS, the FBI should have no involvement in politics.
Instead of letting the process take care of Mr. McCabe, the Trump administration fired him two days before he would qualify for a pension. President Trump then launched a tweet attack against McCabe.
This is another in a long series of political miscalculations. Playing politics with the FBI is not the to make it apolitical. Taking away his pension makes the administration look petty and vindictive and turns him into a martyr. This also takes focus away from the FBI scandal and puts Trump in the line of fire.
I doubt Trump will ever develop the political skills that could make him more effective. I will give him credit for one thing. Unlike his presidential rival, he at least knows not to attack voters.