Trump tweeted at Rosie O’Donnell about the FBI director and maybe reads r/The_Donald
It’s 2017, and the television personality who lives in the White House and gets to play with bombs over chocolate cake just tweeted at a rival television personality about an apparent (and rare) agreement over the firing of the FBI director.
Also, does President Donald Trump read r/The_Donald?
Trump dug up a tweet from last year from rival and comedian/actress/television personality Rosie O’Donnell on Thursday to show that even she — his greatest of pre-presidency foes — agrees with his firing of FBI Director James Comey (more on that O’Donnell tweet in a bit).
Trump fired Comey as the FBI’s investigation of Trump campaign ties to the Russian government reportedly intensified. He’s since called Democrats hypocritical for lashing out at him over the firing, since Democrats weren’t happy with how Comey handled an investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
So it seems Trump wants to show that everyone (everyone!) really does agree with him.
And perhaps that would be strange enough. But, to add a little extra sauce to the weird, that O’Donnell tweet popped up on the main Trump subreddit 20 or so minutes before he — or someone who manages his account — tweeted it.
As you can see in the second tweet, this isn’t the first indication that Trump’s team not only reads r/The_Donald, but stays in touch with those folks. That Politico story says the Trump campaign was “privately communicating with the most active users to seed new trends,” though the White House denied the coordination.
Maybe, like every other bizarre thing that’s happened at the White House in 2017, this is just a coincidence.