Donald Trump has just broken his silence about the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
Trump tweeted on Tuesday evening, hours after the news broke that he had fired the director of the FBI; his tweet mocked Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for complaining about the firing of Comey when he had previously said that he doesn’t have confidence in him.
Trump also seems to imply in his tweet that James Comey was a part of the “swamp” that he promised to drain during his campaign.
It’s true that Chuck Schumer, and some other Democrats have reacted negatively to Trump’s firing of James Comey, previously said he does not have confidence in Comey; but they’re more objecting to the timing of Comey’s firing, suggesting that if Trump really thought Comey mishandled the Hillary Clinton email investigation, he should have fired Comey in January.
When Trump calls the Senate minority leader “Cryin’ Chuck Schumer,” he’s referring to the fact that Schumer earlier this year teared up when talking about the president’s travel ban in a news conference. Trump has since repeatedly mocked Schumer for this and has suggested that Schumer’s tears were fake.
This was the first, and so far only, thing that Donald Trump has publicly said about the firing of FBI Director James Comey; the tweet came about five hours after the news broke.