The Best Twitter Reactions To James Comey Being Fired
The news of James Comey being fired just proves that there is never a dull moment in the White House.
Yesterday, it was revealed that Donald Trump fired James Comey, the (now-ex) director of the FBI. In response to the news, the internet erupted with a myriad of responses, many in support of Trump’s decision, others against it, and some just amused by the drama of it all.
— Andy Chilian (@achilian727) May 9, 2017
The news of James Comey’s dramatic exit comes in the midst of an ongoing investigation into Russia. Many have claimed that Comey was fired because he was investigating Trump as part of the case, with some calling the act as a step towards autocracy.
One thing that can certainly be concluded from this news is that everyone has an opinion – some of which have been articulated quite hilariously on Twitter:
[Twitter right now] pic.twitter.com/x8EPgRpVbS
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) May 9, 2017
TRUMP FIRES COMEY! ABSOLUTE OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE! ABSOLUTE EVIL! ?8^¥
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) May 9, 2017
— George Lopez (@georgelopez) May 9, 2017
The only person I'd trust as new Director of FBI is fictional character Fox Mulder.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) May 9, 2017
— Mara Wilson (@MaraWilson) May 9, 2017
TRUMP: Can't be an investigation if there's no FBI Director. pic.twitter.com/iX3YrP95sP
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) May 9, 2017
TRUMP’S BEING INVESTIGATIVED
BY FBI DIRECTOR COMEY 4 COLLUSION WITH PUTIN,TAKING BRIBES FROM RUSSIA,TURKEY, MANILA,CHINA.#NIXONTRUMPGATE
— Cher (@cher) May 9, 2017
TRUMP SAYS 1 OF THE REASONS HE FIRED FBI DIRECTOR COMEY IS
BECAUSE OF WHAT HE DID 2
HILLARY CLINTON.GOD,HE IS A
A GUTLESS,LYING,TRAITOR ‼️
— Cher (@cher) May 9, 2017
Whoever keeps their hand on the Toyota the longest gets to be FBI director
— DaveAnthony (@daveanthony) May 9, 2017
— A Karani Onsomu (@erwoti) May 9, 2017
i, too, casually fire people investigating me for federal crimes
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) May 9, 2017
Jesus. It's terrifying how funny this is. 😔 https://t.co/n8xluylGoc
— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) May 9, 2017
Here's a small edit to the letter Trump sent James Comey when he fired him as FBI director. pic.twitter.com/FwKY3Kr4RZ
— Baratunde (@baratunde) May 9, 2017
"But I thought *we* were the ones who wanted Comey fired … " pic.twitter.com/g1VpGAazeJ
— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) May 9, 2017
Way to bite the hand that handed you the election. @realDonaldTrump
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) May 9, 2017
A few TV Shows got in on the action. House of Cards made a subtle reference to Comey’s firing in a promotional tweet for season five, whilst The Daily Show threw shade at Trump’s apparent connections to Russia.
When you’re fresh meat, kill and throw them something fresher. pic.twitter.com/jp4NYsZ0Fv
— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) May 9, 2017
White House statement on the firing of FBI Director James Comey pic.twitter.com/kKez5Kkl7T
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) May 9, 2017
Julian Assange of WikiLeaks even had a few words to say:
WikiLeaks would be happy to consider hiring James Comey to help lead its DC office should he like to properly investigate the US government.
— Julian Assange (@JulianAssange) May 9, 2017
Trevor Noah of The Daily Show takes the prize for best reaction to the news, however. The comedian and talk show host spent up to two minutes expressing his thoughts on Trump’s decision and the results were absolute gold. Check it out below!
Tonight at 11/10c, Donald Trump fires FBI Director James Comey and Trevor breaks down Sally Yates’s Michael Flynn testimony. pic.twitter.com/qMCoMB6FXl
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) May 10, 2017
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