One of the wildest news weeks in recent memory (and doesn’t it seem like we’re saying that with more frequency these days), continued with the Friday afternoon report from The New York Times that President Donald Trump told the Russians that the “pressure” would be off with the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
Twitter has, evidently, not yet become anesthetized to major breaking news. Here’s what politicians, journalists, and others had to say about Friday’s new report:
— Senator Bob Casey (@SenBobCasey) May 19, 2017
— Lacy Clay MO1st (@LacyClayMO1) May 19, 2017
— Donald Payne Jr. (@RepDonaldPayne) May 19, 2017
Has Trump landed yet?
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) May 19, 2017
The president’s offenses are so brazen that they almost seem normal. They aren’t, and he must account for them. https://t.co/JfYBRmsQC0
— Evan McMullin (@Evan_McMullin) May 19, 2017
Think about this: Trump gave the Russians the straight story about Comey’s firing but not us Americans.
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) May 19, 2017
— Rep. Terri A. Sewell (@RepTerriSewell) May 19, 2017
— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) May 19, 2017
— Rep. Frank Pallone (@FrankPallone) May 19, 2017
Obstruction of Justice/Abuse of Power case against Trump gets stronger every day. Patriot or CROOK? https://t.co/uiLC2HfxfG
— Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) May 19, 2017
Sorry for yelling guys. BUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS S@#%SHOW THEY ARE STILL TRYING TO TAKE AWAY YOUR HEALTHCARE AND RUIN THE INTERNET.
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) May 19, 2017
Many in social media invoked the specific words “nut job,” which is how––per the Times––Trump described Comey in that meeting. As a result, “nut job” promptly trended on Twitter:
What a beautiful day in America pic.twitter.com/i9YipCL5PT
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) May 19, 2017
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) May 19, 2017
Lindsay Graham: “A nut job”
Glenn Beck: “A real nut job”
Bernie: “A total nut job”
Kim Jong Un: “Could be a total nut job”
— Carrie Dann (@CarrieNBCNews) May 19, 2017
MON: Trump divulged info to Russian officials?
WED: Special Counsel appointed
FRI: Trump called Comey a ‘Nut Job’
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) May 19, 2017
Takes a special kind of POTUS to brag to the Russians about firing his FBI director because the “nut job” was on his ass about…Russians.
— John Schindler (@20committee) May 19, 2017
Trump calling Comey a “real nut job” to the Russians is crazy, but the most significant part of this story is him saying the pressure’s off.
— John Ziegler (@Zigmanfreud) May 19, 2017
Trump calling someone a nut job is like Anthony Weiner calling someone a pervert.
— Michael Blackman (@MBlackman37) May 19, 2017
📈'Nutjob' is our number 2 lookup right now. https://t.co/bpGxeCtpSr
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) May 19, 2017
Trump says Comey is a “nut job” which is ridiculous because we all know this was the Nut Job: pic.twitter.com/J9KHV5JgQE
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) May 19, 2017
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