How Toronto reacted to James Comey’s blockbuster Senate testimony
Today, former FBI director James Comey testified in front the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee about his interactions with President Donald Trump, and with the way Toronto was tweeting about it, you’d think Trump was Canada’s leader. As far as visuals go, it was about as boring as boring gets: a steely Comey, whom Trump fired last month, spoke about his interactions with the president and answered questions about written testimony he had prepared beforehand. But Comey dropped a few serious truth-bombs—and even a joke or two—that are destined for meme-ification. Here’s how Toronto’s Twitterati reacted to the most compelling political drama of the year.
The tweeting got started last night:
'''Twas the night before Comey/ and all thru the White House/ not a creature was stirring/ except the tweeting louse…
— Steve Patterson (@patterballs) June 8, 2017
More than a few viewers were changing channels on the regular:
Between the Comey testimony and the UK election, this really feels like a season finale
— Jane Lytvynenko (@JaneLytv) June 8, 2017
Bad planning scheduling the British election up against the Comey testimony. Thanks, Illuminati.
— Jurd (@JRDSkinner) June 8, 2017
Some wondered how long it would be until #ComeyDay turned into a feature film:
THE CLOUD (Darren Aronofsky, 2018) with Benedict Cumberbatch (Comey), Mickey Rourke (Trump), Everett McGill (Mike Pence)
— Jesse Hawken (@jessehawken) June 7, 2017
Though there was some disagreement on who might direct and appear in said movie:
A 90-year old Clint Eastwood directing Matt Damon as Comey in 2020 just feels right.
— Moses & Barron (@ethanves) June 8, 2017
There was much talk of snacks:
DAMN! Only 15 minutes to the start of the Comey hearing and I just realized I don’t have any popcorn.
— Joel Klebanoff (@JoelKlebanoff) June 8, 2017
And high hopes for Comey’s entrance:
— Lawrence JR (@LoR1975) June 8, 2017
Things got off to a slow start:
fun fact: the entire UK election campaign has started and ended in the time Sen. Warner has taken to make his opening remarks #Comey
— colin horgan (@cfhorgan) June 8, 2017
But, once Comey started speaking, everyone was hooked:
Did someone just say "Amen" to something Comey was saying? pic.twitter.com/vusR62pNhN
— Sarah Chiu (@sarahtmchiu) June 8, 2017
A few people had conflicting feelings about the man who may or may not have prevented a Hillary Clinton presidency:
Me 8 months ago: wtf Comey! 😡
Me now: Comey! Comey! Comey! 🙌🏻
I'm so confused…
— Kirsten Rosenkrantz (@KRosenkrantz) June 8, 2017
And, this being Toronto, there were bound to be some Drake memes:
— Christine Estima (@christineestima) June 8, 2017
Remember when covfefe was the Trump news of the day?
An hour and a half into his testimony, #Comey looks like he needs a covfefe break.
— Aya Schechner (@aya_sch) June 8, 2017
Comey told a couple of jokes:
Comey in Trump dinner invite:
"I had to break up a date with my wife…this is one date I wish I hadn't had to break!"
— Lawrence Surtees (@LSurteesTdot) June 8, 2017
And poked fun at his current unemployment:
— Dexter the Dog (@dexter_doggie) June 8, 2017
Some wondered about Comey’s musical tastes:
just found James Comey's hype mix pic.twitter.com/b7XNI7Vbk1
— Jill Krajewski (@JillKrajewski) June 8, 2017
🎶 Comey Comey Comey Comey Comey Chameleon….
Trump comes and goesss….
He comes and go-o-o-os 🎶
— Richard Sharp (@mrsharpphoto) June 8, 2017
And just about everyone lost it when John McCain accidentally said “President Comey” more than once:
"President Comey"? C'mon, bruh!
— Rich Brown (@Richthealgoritm) June 8, 2017
It’s a bit of an understatement to say that Comey had a few fans:
— Nick Martinello (@NickMartinello) June 8, 2017
And one tweeter weighed in on what Trump might be up to today:
— Khadra Abdi (@khadraabdi83) June 8, 2017