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Today, A few Trump spokespersons floated the idea of firing Mueller.
Firing Mueller would send a powerful political message: "I'm president, don't fuck with me!"
In a 3rd world country run by a dictatorship, it's the same same as ordering a top general to be executed to send a very clear message to the entire country that the leader is not afraid of executing people at the very top. In the US, Trump is limited to firing people, but it has the same political impact, cause others pull back and be more reserved.
The media speculation is that Trump maybe just trolling (for now), and has no immediate plans to fire Mueller, but he may be throwing out the idea laying the ground work so that when Trump does fire Mueller, nobody is shocked like they were when he fired Comey. People may be upset, but not blindsided. Blindsides tend to cause an over-reaction, while a warning can greatly reduce negative response. The WH does not care if everyone is ticked off, as long as they are not motived to take further action.
And if there is any genius to Trump's unpredictability, he keeps doing so much unacceptable crap, that people get accustomed to it as an everyday dysfunction, they (we) come to accept the lowing standards, so when they are served dog shit on a plate during dinner, they may complain about having dog shit for dinner, but they eat it anyway, while Trump has two scoops of ice cream.