James Comey’s social media presence is notoriously terrible. It’s the kind of terrible where he thinks it’s great, but it actually induces a crippling second-hand embarrassment for everyone else unfortunate enough to catch a glimpse.
Things went from bad to worse on Thursday. President Trump tweeted a comparison between the treatment Roger Stone and Comey have received.
“They say Roger Stone lied to Congress.” @CNN OH, I see, but so did Comey (and he also leaked classified information, for which almost everyone, other than Crooked Hillary Clinton, goes to jail for a long time), and so did Andy McCabe, who also lied to the FBI! FAIRNESS?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2020
Ever the at-heart millennial, Comey responded with a GIF from Mariah Carey’s “Obsessed” video, a masterpiece the former FBI director has almost certainly never seen. “Why are you so obsessed with me?” the GIF text reads.
— James Comey (@Comey) February 20, 2020
Used correctly, “Why are you so obsessed with me?” is a devastating insult. But Comey is not Regina George. (If anything, he’s Mrs. George.) He is someone who has a “fantasy” about deleting his Twitter account, but posts blurry pop culture GIFs he doesn’t understand instead. He should stick to posting pictures of trees.