Former FBI Director James Comey is no fan of President Trump and has spent much of his time since being fired by the president to criticize him.
Just ahead of the weekend, Comey launched another volley of criticism at Trump, this time swiping “his mob” in the process.
In a tweet, Comey said the United States is composed of “fundamentally decent people” which does not include President Trump and his supporters.
“We must send Donald Trump and his mob back to their dark corner,” he said.
“We have long had ugly margins in this country, but we are a fundamentally decent people, with shared values,” Comey tweeted. “We treasure our identity as a nation of immigrants. With our voices and our 2020 votes, we must send Donald Trump and his mob back to their dark corner.”
We have long had ugly margins in this country, but we are a fundamentally decent people, with shared values. We treasure our identity as a nation of immigrants. With our voices and our 2020 votes, we must send Donald Trump and his mob back to their dark corner.
— James Comey (@Comey) July 18, 2019
The Western Journal reports:
While we’re not 100 percent sure if the “and his mob” statement refers to to the Trump administration or Americans who support Trump, it doesn’t really matter. Comey has had it out for the president ever since he was suddenly fired in May 2017.
However, as Breitbart reported, a case can be made that Comey was targeting Trump supporters with his “mob” remark, as his tweet came on the heels of a North Carolina Trump rally on Wednesday where people in the crowd began chanting, “Send her back!” after the president mentioned Rep. Ilhan Omar.
Comey’s tweet was a call-to-action for anti-Trump and Democratic voters to make sure they get to the ballot box in November 2020. Comey has worked tirelessly since his firing to make it perfectly clear that he’s no fan of the president.
Comey also wrote a bizarre piece for Lawfare on Friday called “What I Would Ask Robert Mueller,” in which he explained what he would ask the former special counsel on the Russia collusion case, as Mueller is set to testify on July 24.
His fantasy list of 13 questions is nothing but talking-point repeats of what Democrats have been dramatically whining about since the Russia collusion case started over two years ago — questions that have essentially been answered by Mueller’s final report.
As Breitbart News reports, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi condemned Trump’s comments and the subsequent chant as “xenophobic.”
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders similarly criticized it, saying: “Trump knows that when we stand together and fight for racial, social, economic and environmental justice, we have the power to defeat him. So the demagogue is doing what he knows best: Divide and conquer through hate.”
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Fellow Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said of the comments that it was important to continue “calling out his racism, xenophobia, and misogyny is imperative.” She also claimed the president’s remarks show he’s “desperate” to shore up support ahead of the 2020 election.
On Thursday, President Trump disavowed the chants of “send her back,” telling reporters in the Oval Office that he was “not happy” about them.
“I felt a little bit badly about it, but I will say this: I did start speaking very quickly… I was not happy with it. I disagree with it, but, again, I didn’t say that; they did,” he said.