Former FBI director James Comey appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday to testify and wasted no time asserting that the president lied and defamed both him and the agency. Comey accused President Donald Trump of firing him because he was involved in the FBI’s investigation of a possible collusion between Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign team and Russia.
And as the former FBI director kept making statements, it set social media on fire. With hundreds of people interpreting his testimony and highlighting how the former chief too felt “uneasy” being alone with the POTUS. Twitterati also noted how Donald Trump maintained restraint and how his Twitter handle was dormant for the long hours of Comey hearing. However, his son, Donald Trump Junior sprung into action and used every opportunity to defend his father.
Many were disappointed to see Trump not live-tweeting during the testimony.
I’ve never wanted Trump to tweet so badly in my entire life. Pick your phone up! Do it!! DO IT!!!!
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 8, 2017
This is the first time in history people have actually wanted Donald Trump to tweet.
— Luke O’Neil (@lukeoneil47) June 8, 2017
— Robert J. Bentley (@RobertBentley76) June 8, 2017
Here’s what people, particularly women had to say about Comey being uncomfortable being alone with Trump.
So Comey told Jeff Sessions he didn’t want to be alone with Trump. Women across the country can relate.
— Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) June 7, 2017
Comey apparently told Sessions not to leave him alone with Trump. Now he knows how so many beauty pageant contestants felt.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 7, 2017
King – “Did you initiate that dinner? (with Trump)” Comey can’t help but laugh at the absurdity of wanting to have dinner alone w the Pres.
— Krystal Ball (@krystalball) June 8, 2017
— Bev Reese Gray (@BevReese) June 8, 2017
Women should feel vindicated by the #ComeyHearing. Comey says “I felt uncomfortable around Trump.” Women say to Comey “Welcome to our world”
— Doctor #Covfefe (@ShomahKhoobi) June 8, 2017
Comey also made a revelation that he broke a date with his wife in order to have dinner with Trump and Tweeple poked fun at it.
Moral of the #Comey testimony: Don’t cancel a date with your wife
— Jeremy Ross (@JeremyAdamRoss) June 8, 2017
But what literally made everyone lose their calm, was when Comey told senators, “Lordy, I hope there are tapes.” He was referring to President Trump’s earlier tweet suggesting there may be secret recordings of their discussions and meetings at the Oval Office.
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) June 8, 2017
James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017
The use of the term, “lordy,” made during testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee, whirled Twitter into a frenzy. And it was not just attorneys, journalists and common people. Almost instantly of Comey’s utterance, Merriam-Webster tweeted the definition of “lordy,” which means, “used to express surprise or strength of feeling.” Merriam-Webster’s dictionary hasn’t shied from commenting on national political debates in the past — from schooling Ivanka Trump what ‘complicit’ means, to defining ‘alternative facts’ for Sean Spicer it has done it all.
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) June 8, 2017
Here’s how people reacted to it:
We can all agree with Jim Comey that, Lordy, we hope there are tapes.
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) June 8, 2017
I need ‘Lordy, I hope there are tapes’ on a t-shirt
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 8, 2017
Comey saying “Lordy.”
Warner saying “Amen.”
— Imani Gandy (@AngryBlackLady) June 8, 2017
Everyone at The Kremlin’s already sick of a giggling Putin drinking vodka & shouting “Lordy I hope there are tapes!” #ComeyDay
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) June 8, 2017
Cotton: Do you believe Trump colluded w/Russia?
Comey: I shouldn’t answer that in open session.
Translation: Lordy, yes.#ComeyDay
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) June 8, 2017
However, Twitterati were really excited for Comey’s candid honesty and willingness to not hold back as he took down Trump.
Let it not be lost on the public that Dir. Comey’s opening statement explicitly called POTUS a liar. No mincing words here. #ComeyHearing
— Symone D. Sanders (@SymoneDSanders) June 8, 2017
“Do you have any doubt that the Russians attempted to interfere in the 2016 election?”
— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) June 8, 2017
Comey LITERALLY laying out factual basis for legal conclusion to be drawn that Trump committed Obstruction AND Retaliation. #ComeyHearings
— Girls Really Rule. (@girlsreallyrule) June 8, 2017
— Just A Nerd (@ANerdsMind) June 8, 2017
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) June 8, 2017