‘All I Can Say Is Wow’: Reactions to Comey’s Ouster Start Pouring In


News that Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey broke as Fox News was showing The Specialists, MSNBC was on Meet the Press Daily, and CNN was doing The Situation Room.

All three of them ground to halts at the news, then picked up speed as correspondents like Jeff Zeleny and Peter Alexander started sharing every piece of information they could get on the fly. Zeleny was straight-up out of breath from running to CNN’s camera setup with Trump’s letter to Comey in hand.

In the studio, NBC News’ Chuck Todd said, “All I can say is wow.”

Watch that above and see more reactions below:

Notice anything strange here? Yeah, this is a bipartisan reaction post. Republicans and Democrats are expressing fear about what precedent the president’s firing of the FBI director could set. Similarly, both Republicans and Democrats are celebrating. Comey, after all, is widely believed to be one of the reasons Hillary Clinton lost the presidency. Even she thinks so.

On the other hand, he’s also helming the investigation into Trump’s Russian ties.

What does it all mean?

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