All eyes were on former FBI Director James Comey as he testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. However, all page refreshes were on President Donald Trump’s Twitter page, awaiting his input.
While Trump stayed off of Twitter, his son took the Twitter crown and livetweeted the entire event, and joined into the #ComeyHearings trend.
Comey’s much-anticipated testimony did not fail. He revealed information about the smearing of his name, “awkward” relationship with the president, and concerns with the Russian investigation.
Trump Jr. started off with a couple of retweets before diving into his own opinion.
In other words, he didn't https://t.co/m73mXeKYFz— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) June 8, 2017
So Obama's Attorney General tried to obstruct justice in order to help Hillary Clinton. https://t.co/xZUud2lNT9— Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) June 8, 2017
Trump Jr. went on to retort Comey with full force, emoji and all.
Sen Blunt: If you told Sessions you didn't want to be alone with Trump again, why did you continue to take his calls?— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2017
Hoping and telling are two very different things, you would think that a guy like Comey would know that. #givemeabreak— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2017
The shade was real.
Twitter took notice of Trump Jr.’s livetweeting, and some noticed his tweets had a familiar tone.
Pretty sure Trump is using Trump Jr's phone to live tweet right now.— Jen Fruehling (@JenFruehling) June 8, 2017
If nothing else, Trump Jr. seems ready to surpass his dad as tweeter-in-chief.