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Celebrities React: Donald Trump Calls James Comey “Leaker,” Claims “Total And Complete Vindication” After “Lies”

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Celebrities React Trump Comey Leaker

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Celebrities React Trump Comey Leaker

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Celebrities are reacting to Donald Trump calling James Comey a “leaker” and claiming “vindication” after this week’s big hearing. See Twitter reaction tweets from Hollywood stars below.

As Gossip Cop reported, Comey testified on Thursday in a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about his interaction with Trump before being fired. He also spoke about the Michael Flynn and Russian collusion investigations. During the testimony, the former FBI director revealed he gave a friend one of his memos to leak to the press. Though this was not a classified or privileged document, Trump’s camp has seized on this as evidence Comey acted inappropriately. The White House also believes the exchanges at the hearings showed Trump did not do anything wrong, any claims to the contrary were “lies.”

And so, the president tweeted on Friday morning, “Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication…and WOW, Comey is a leaker!” It was Trump’s first tweet and public comment on the hearing after staying unusually quiet during the proceedings. But many on the other side of the political aisle don’t agree with his interpretation of what went down. Democrats and those on the left have argued that Comey’s testimony actually indicates Trump himself spread lies and obstructed justice

Now, after celebrities already reacted to Comey’s testimony, stars are responding to Trump’s tweet about the situation. George Takei replied to the president, “Those were his own damn notes, you mendacious imbecile. And after being fired, it’s not called leaking. It’s called karma.” He went on to tell followers, “Trump just tweeted calling Comey’s testimony ‘false statements and lies.’ Yes, the president is accusing the former FBI Director of perjury.”

Rosie O’Donnell wrote back to Trump, “Awww @realDonaldTrump – did u get ur phone back? is twitter time out over? a guy that pees on prostitutes should not use ‘leaker’ as a taunt.” And Alyssa Milano simply went with, “HAhahahahaha!” That was similar to the response she gave on Thursday to Donald Trump Jr. for his tweets about Comey and the hearing.

And Roland Martin posted, “Well look who has finally tweeted about #ComeyDay! Complete delusion from Trump. ‘Total and complete vindication’? NUTS.” As previously noted, one celebrity who was eager to hear from Trump yesterday was Chris Evans, who posted, “I’ve never wanted Trump to tweet so badly in my entire life. Pick your phone up! Do it!! DO IT!!!!” He said in a follow-up, “Tweet, Donald….Tweet.”

Interestingly, though, now that Trump has in fact tweeted, Evans hasn’t commented as of yet. Gossip Cop will update with any additional reaction.

 


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