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Trump fires Comey

Trump's first tweet post-Comey firing was an insult aimed at Chuck Schumer

As a shocked country waited for its leader to make his first statement since the surprise firing of FBI Director James Comey, President Trump finally broke his silence late Tuesday night — not with words of comfort, but rather a slam against a senator.

"Cryin' Chuck Schumer stated recently, 'I do not have confidence in him (James Comey) any longer.' Then acts so indignant. #draintheswamp," Trump tweeted. On Tuesday evening, Schumer, the Senate minority leader, held a press conference where he questioned the timing of Trump firing Comey and suggested the possibility of a "cover-up" — and judging by Trump's tweet, this appeared to get under the president's skin. While Trump's message didn't offer any comfort for those who believe they are witnessing a constitutional crisis, on the plus side, he did spell "indignant" right.