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James Comey may have just dropped the subtweet of the century on Donald Trump



David Covucci

Internet Culture

Published Nov 11, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 11:27 am CDT

This morning, President Donald Trump kicked off his day by calling former FBI Director James Comey—among other U.S. officials—a “political hack.” The dig came after Trump was asked about meeting recently with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump said that during the meeting, he again asked Putin about Russian hacking, and that he found Putin’s denial of meddling in the 2016 election to be more convincing than that of Comey’s assertion that Russia was actively involved.

To which, Comey, who recently revealed himself on Twitter, had some choice words.

Comey appears to be enjoying a scenic hike, while also shading the president, saying it is much harder to make people believe than truth than a lie, the lie here being Putin’s denials and Trump’s assertions that Moscow did not try to sway the 2016 election.

The quote comes from an influential 19th century British Baptist preacher Charles Spurgeon, a highly respected Englishman who led the New Park Street Chapel in London for nearly 40 years.

Naturally, this being Twitter, everyone dispensed with the nuance and screamed “SUBTWEET.”


Of course, this also being Twitter, people fired right back at Comey.



Previously, Comey tweeted about enjoying a Cosmopolitan and some onion rings with his wife on her birthday.

This is James Comey’s second subtweet.

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*First Published: Nov 11, 2017, 11:26 am CST