On Sunday evening, Pres. Donald Trump welcomed FBI Director James Comey and a group of law enforcement personnel and first responders to a White House ceremony and appeared to not only blow Comey a kiss across the room, but also nuzzled his cheek in what looked like a kiss.
“Oh, here’s Jim,” said Trump in video from the White House before he made a moue-like shape with his lips that some viewers say looked an awful lot like the new president was blowing Comey a kiss.
Trump just literally blew a kiss to James Comey at a WH reception for law enforcement pic.twitter.com/HwVq9DNdZd
— Richard Hine (@richardhine) January 22, 2017
WTF? Donald Trump blows kiss to James Comey and then appears to kiss him on the cheek https://t.co/pV4oDg06wA
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) January 22, 2017
“He’s become more famous than me,” Trump said as Comey crossed the room to his side, where the director received a hug and what appeared to be a peck on the cheek.
Some blame Comey’s decision to feint at re-opening the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her term as Secretary of State for her loss in Nov. 2016.
Trump actually blows a kiss to Comey!!! You can hear it! I guess that is a great big thank you to Comey for not disclosing Russian issues. https://t.co/GNKKeq03pi
— Judi (@SourdifJ) January 22, 2017
— AnonBruja🇺🇸 ♿ (@AnonBruja) January 22, 2017
Wow. And in a bad way. Djt just blew FBI Director Comey a kiss! And then whispered something in his ear. This is NOT normal. https://t.co/6tIBStqfug
— Carol L. Rogers (@Rogersonline) January 22, 2017
Watch video from ABC News and CNN, embedded below:
Pres. Trump greets FBI Director James Comey during First Responders ceremony at the White House: "He's become more famous than me." pic.twitter.com/9Rdgyqi1iM
— ABC News (@ABC) January 22, 2017
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