In James Comey’s latest subtweet against President Donald Trump, the former FBI director got a little emotional about the health of America’s democracy.
“In NYC to meet with my publisher. Hope leadership book will be useful. Reassuring to see Lady Liberty standing tall even in rough weather,” tweeted Comey on Tuesday night.
In NYC to meet with my publisher. Hope leadership book will be useful. Reassuring to see Lady Liberty standing tall even in rough weather. pic.twitter.com/KIjb29k2Cg
— James Comey (@Comey) December 6, 2017
The ex-federal agent has dedicated a great deal of his only 32 tweets to slamming the president in a subliminal way, often resorting to firing off quotes from historical or influential figures that are applicable in protesting Trump’s latest controversial move.
For instance, after the president attacked the FBI as an organization that is in in “tatters” this weekend, Comey responded by posting one of his own quotes with a collage of smiling agents. “I want the American people to know this truth: The FBI is honest. The FBI is strong. And the FBI is, and always will be, independent,” said Comey.
However, his latest subtweet against the administration is undoubtedly his most emotional, as he invokes the imagery of the sun setting over the Statue of Liberty in hyperbolic “rough weather.” For this, Comey drew the ire of many on Twitter as the site heaped mockery on him for his dramatic, self-aggrandizing posting habits:
Comey on short list to win the Second Annual Evan McMullin Memorial Prize For Guys Making Me Regret Defending Them https://t.co/590QB7srF8
— Daniel Foster (@DanFosterType) December 6, 2017
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 6, 2017
Back-of-head faux-patriotic half-selfie — that has a difficulty factor of 2.29. French judge gives 9.2. Armenian judge a 9.3. Canadian also a 9.3. But the Russian judge … a 4! Comey will have to settle for a Bronze. https://t.co/5yH2Yv0H89
— Jack Fowler (@jackfowler) December 6, 2017
Guys the cologne ads this holiday season are getting out of hand https://t.co/zA9bDWFNW5
— CFPB Director, Sloth Division, Shoshana Weissmann (@senatorshoshana) December 6, 2017
get you somebody that looks at you the way james comey looks off into the distance pic.twitter.com/hPbGEmMvH8
— Alazar Moges (@zarzarbinkss) December 6, 2017
— jon gabriel (@exjon) December 6, 2017
cause evERYYBODDYY HUUUURTS https://t.co/Sw77q3uj0K
— Sara Hoffman (@sarahofff) December 6, 2017
Most emo FBI Director ever. https://t.co/OgtUKuM2eb
— Josh Hammer (@josh_hammer) December 6, 2017
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