James Comey’s Weird Post From a Field in Iowa Has Twitter Abuzz About a Potential 2020 Run


Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

On Saturday, former FBI Director James Comey tweeted out an image of him standing in the cornfields of Iowa.

It did not take long before folks on Twitter decided that Comey must be contemplating a 2020 presidential run.

“So good to see new growth in Iowa and across the country,” Comey tweeted out.

It followed a post of him standing next to what must be a super tall gnome named Elwood from the day before.

While the gnome post did not seem to provide many clues about a potential presidential run, standing in Iowa certainly did at least for some social media sleuths.

Iowa is a magnet for presidential wannabes because it holds the first caucuses of the presidential cycle. Standing in Iowa, it seems, was enough to cause speculation to run wild.

“When you get spanked by an IG this report for being really bad at your job I guess the first thing you do is hint at running for president?” Polgreen, the Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post tweeted out.

Comey, for the record, has said he would never run in Iowa.

“Yeah, never — I want to say it again so my wife heard it twice,” he told NBC’s Savannah Guthrie about not wanting to run.

And not everyone seemed as convinced that Comey was thinking about the White House at all.

CNN’s Susan Hennessey, may have had the best response to all the Comey White House talk noting, “It’s been reported hundreds of times at this point that Comey’s wife is from Iowa; as such it’s becoming ridiculous to assume every reference to Iowa is a hint at a campaign as opposed to just a guy visiting his in-laws.”

It is not exactly clear why Comey is posing in the fields of Iowa or snapping a shot next to a giant gnome.

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