President Donald Trump ranted against former FBI director James Comey as newspapers and cable news spent the morning reporting excerpts from his new book.
Trump tweeted that Comey was a "LEAKER & LIAR" and "untruthful slimeball" who should be prosecuted, and said it was his "great honor" to fire him -- which set in motion events that led to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller.
Other Twitter users piled on to mock the president and call out his hypocrisy.
Something is getting under the President's skin.... https://t.co/8lTjXBJaZ5— Benjamin Wittes (@Benjamin Wittes)1523622241.0
Aren't you about to pardon a guy who leaked classified information? https://t.co/v3c7MYPWxp— David Waldman-1, of Yorktown LLC™ (@David Waldman-1, of Yorktown LLC™)1523622578.0
A bit of an odd rant since Comey's handling of the Clinton case helped put Trump into office. https://t.co/9ivncAfsSF— Michael Freeman (@Michael Freeman)1523622110.0
@realDonaldTrump Will you just shut up and focus on your job!?!!— lipkinlip (@lipkinlip)1523620945.0
That totally normal moment when the President of the United States, a serial liar, calls the former FBI Director, w… https://t.co/laZP398VKz— Brian Klaas (@Brian Klaas)1523622312.0
Notice that Trump can never tell us what Comey “leaked” or what he “lied” about? Like Trump’s entire presidency, h… https://t.co/L8U4148mCq— Tea Pain (@Tea Pain)1523622580.0
@realDonaldTrump Someone scared?— Alison Clark (@Alison Clark)1523620957.0
@realDonaldTrump He lied to Congress under oath? I suppose you have some evidence to support this claim. Otherwise… https://t.co/KH4Izq2xvo— Debbie Russell (@Debbie Russell)1523621184.0
Day after day, breaking new ground in the use of language by a president. https://t.co/lcw906nznn— Ken Dilanian (@Ken Dilanian)1523622277.0
Wednesday What do you tell your children when they ask you about the president's temperament and character? SPEA… https://t.co/IwkBkpWWWS— Jake Tapper (@Jake Tapper)1523622554.0
@realDonaldTrump Turn the TV off. Read a book. Get some exercise.— DeeOsten (@DeeOsten)1523621347.0
@realDonaldTrump Change James Comey to Donald Trump when you read this tweet...it’s incredible....— Tracey McHugh (@Tracey McHugh)1523621028.0
@realDonaldTrump You leaked classified intel. Let's prosecute you too.— David Yost (@David Yost)1523623537.0
@realDonaldTrump I hear you know a lot about leakers. #peetape— Kevin (@Kevin)1523623521.0
@realDonaldTrump You had a classified meeting with classified documents outside at Mar-a-Lago in an unsecure locati… https://t.co/JruZig5jBu— KC Kringle 🎄 (@KC Kringle 🎄)1523621347.0
I'm old enough to remember when @realDonaldTrump was thrilled with Comey. He thought Comey would be a Trump loyalis… https://t.co/QvrM5kIlZB— Jennifer Hayden (@Jennifer Hayden)1523623517.0