The Republican National Committee (RNC) is sending a mascot called ‘Lyin’ Lion Comey’ to follow former FBI Director James Comey around on his cross-country book tour FOR SOME REASON. This has got to be the most childish attack on Comey yet and it includes a site called LyinComey.com. We suppose that by giving Comey a nickname, just like Trump does with his critics, the RNC thinks this will make them seem legit in their attacks on the former FBI Director.
Shadowing Comey: @CNN has learned the Republican campaign to discredit the former FBI director is now turning to lions, including this fury costumed creature who will be tailing Comey on his upcoming book tour. This gives new meaning to the role of tracker…. pic.twitter.com/Jgks4gtOUD
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) April 19, 2018
See you on the book tour!
– Lyin’ Lion Comeyhttps://t.co/e0LXGvBSom
— GOP (@GOP) April 19, 2018
The GOP told VICE News on Friday that the committee chose a lion as the animal that would be following Comey around the country because they thought ‘lyin’ lion’ is good wordplay. But, a lion symbolizes strength, courage, and leadership so we don’t think they thought this through.
Republicans are trying to discredit Comey, who launched a media blitz following the release of his memoir, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.” It’s rather ironic that the RNC is calling Comey ‘Lyin’ when his book paints Trump as an unethical leader, who is ultimately “untethered to truth.” Comey calls Trump’s leadership of the country “ego driven and about personal loyalty” in the book.
In his first year on the job, Trump was documented to have told over 2,000 lies. Trump’s daily tweetstorms confirm that he’s a liar and that he is ego-driven.
Just before the book’s release on Tuesday, the RNC launched a website, LyinComey.com in order to portray the former FBI director as a dishonest political operative who is seeking to undermine the former reality show star’s presidency. But, the thing is, Trump undermines his own presidency every single day.
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