James Comey Learned That Donald Trump Had Fired Him Thanks To A TV Report — & Originally Thought It Was A Prank!

james comey thought firing was a prank

If you didn’t think Donald Trump‘s administration was a shit show before, wait until you read this…

As you surely know, the President pulled a shady AF move when he fired (now former) FBI director James Comey shortly after the legal expert testified that the Bureau was investigating POTUS for his suspicious ties to Russia. SMH.

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And it seems as though Mr. Comey was blindsided by his firing as it’s said he learned about his unemployment situation from a TV report. Apparently, the 56-year-old was at the Los Angeles Field Office speaking with agents when the news broke. To make matters worse, Comey reportedly thought the news was a prank at first.

An FBI source dished to the Los Angeles Times:

“He was caught flat-footed.”

Other reports claim James broke out into laughter when he saw the headline, and again, honestly didn’t believe that he’d been let go. As Comey wasn’t in D.C. to receive a letter the Trumpster sent him about the firing, there was a delay in him learning about the news. A copy of the note eventually made its way to James.

SRSLY, Donald?? Your catchphrase is, “You’re fired.” How did you screw this up??

Obviously, upon learning he was no longer the agency’s director, Comey canceled his scheduled speaking engagement at an FBI recruiting event. James was then spotted boarding a flight from El Lay to D.C. around 6 p.m. on Tuesday. See the footage for yourself (below).

In case you forgot, this is only the second time an FBI director has been fired by a sitting president. Back in 1993, Bill Clinton gave William Sessions the boot after the Department of Justice accused the former director of abusing his power.

So… we can’t be the only ones who are troubled by this, right??

[Image via WENN/TIME/YouTube.]

May 10, 2017 8:55am PDT

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