A Persian Dialogue About Mike Pence and Donald Trump...
Artemisia: I am now on Team Bannon?
Atossa: Why are you now on Team Bannon?
Artemisia: Because Steve Bannon warned Donald Trump that firing James Comey would be big trouble. Also Rince Priebus.
Atossa: But Trump listens to the last people he talked to. Why did he fire Comey then?
Artemisia: Because Jared Kushner and Mike Pence told him it would be no problem.
Atossa: And they got to him later.
Artemisia: But why would Jared Kushner say firing Comey wouldn't be a big problem?
Atossa: Because it was what Trump clearly wanted to hear. And Jared Kushner hasn't spent any time in Washington—he doesn't know much about how politics works.
Artemisia: But Mike Pence knows a lot about how politics works!
Artemisia: Mike Pence knew it would be big trouble!
Artemisia: Why would Mike Pence do something like that?
Atossa: What happens if Trump falls?
Artemisia: You mean?
Atossa: Yup! Snatch the pebble from my hand, grasshopper.