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The Daily Show’s response to Trump firing the FBI director is the perfect response

The Daily Show’s response to Trump firing the FBI director is the perfect response


FBI Director James Comey was fired by Trump and the internet exploded with jokes.

Image: Zach Gibson/Getty Images

When the White House announced that President Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey in the middle of the bureau’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russian operatives, the internet went, predictably, absolutely berserk.

The four-sentence statement from Press Secretary Sean Spicer included the nugget that the firing was based on “clear recommendations” from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (Yes, the same Sessions who was forced to recuse himself from the FBI’s probe into the Trump campaign’s contact with Russia because he’d misled congress about that very matter during his confirmation hearings.)

But one tweet stood out among the many, many horrified jokes about Comey joining the resistance, Jared Kushner getting tapped for yet another job he’s unqualified for, and the classic “You’re fired” takes.

Here’s The Daily Show‘s take on the White House’s statement.

That’s a verbatim translation, albeit with a few grammatical errors.

Burn. Or however you say that in Russian.

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