Comey Just Trolled Trump Following Manafort Indictment
Former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by Donald Trump earlier this year, took to Twitter to blast the president following the indictment of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
Comey, who is behind the mysterious “Reinhold Niebuhr” Twitter account, sent out a cryptic tweet after the indictment of Manafort.
“‘Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary,’” the tweet from the @FormerBu account read, citing American theologian and Comey hero Reinhold Niebuhr as the author of the quote.
Goodbye Iowa. On the road home. Gotta get back to writing. Will try to tweet in useful ways. pic.twitter.com/DCbu3Yvqt3
— Reinhold Niebuhr (@FormerBu) October 23, 2017
The account was a mystery up until last week when Comey confirmed to be the one running the account.
People on Twitter were quick to notice the clever tweet sent out by Comey and reacted:
Comey out here with the obscure quote brand of Twitter shade. https://t.co/HHjhDC0eDx
— Adrian Carrasquillo (@Carrasquillo) October 30, 2017
Comey is Rubiotweeting Trump except with Niebuhr quotes instead of Scripture: https://t.co/U8qA7NFXj4
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) October 30, 2017
Seems like Comey's doing a little subtweeting here. https://t.co/suZKJ9D4kC
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 30, 2017
— 🌷DarlinCompanion🌷 (@Nortsa524) October 30, 2017
Comey is such a dramatist, I love it. https://t.co/JDSv2zAWFP
— Jaythoven (@thewistfulone) October 30, 2017
Comey you over here throwing out riddles. Don't put us through this torture. We really trying to piece together your coded messages like: pic.twitter.com/ehIKWCaK2e
— Tia Hopkins 🏳️🌈✊☮️ (@MsTia_Maria) October 30, 2017