President Trump went on the warpath Wednesday night – tweeting out a highlight reel of old news clips and public appeals made by politicians who urged James Comey to step down, but are now blasting him for firing the FBI Director.
“The Democrats should be ashamed,” Trump tweeted, along with the 2 minute video.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 11, 2017
“This is a disgrace!” he said. “#DrainTheSwamp.”
The clip features a who’s-who list of Comey critics – including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.); House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi; Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY); Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV); Sen. Chris Murphy (D., Conn.); Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Cali.); Rep. Jerry Nadler (D., N.Y.); and Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.).
Some of the others that were included in the footage were Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook, former US Attorney General Michael Mukasey, the entire Wall Street Journal editorial board, and MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
Those who were featured all called on Comey to resign following his handling of the Clinton email probe last fall. Most are now blasting President Trump after he abruptly fired him on Tuesday.
Many ultimately believe that Comey was axed due to the bureau’s ongoing investigation into Trump’s alleged ties to the Russians.
The commander-in-chief has been blasting the politicians for flip-flopping, taking to Twitter throughout Wednesday to voice his disgust.
“Comey lost the confidence of almost everyone in Washington, Republican and Democrat alike. When things calm down, they will be thanking me!” Trump tweeted around 7:30 a.m.
Several hours later, he wrote: “Dems have been complaining for months & months about Dir. Comey. Now that he has been fired they PRETEND to be aggrieved. Phony hypocrites!”
Source: NY Post