Any lingering doubt of how Comey feels about Trump supporters was swept away in a few sentences.
Instead of leaving his beef between himself and the president or trying to see the world through other people’s eyes, Comey creates a Clint Eastwood in Gran Tornio caricature to paint half of America with a brush insular liberals would find decidedly unflattering.
According to Comey:
In the third stage, the impact diminishes, the power of it shrinks,” he writes. “It no longer feels as though the most powerful human on the planet is after you. It feels as though a strange and slightly sad old guy is yelling at you to get off his lawn, echoed by younger but no less sad people in red hats shouting, ‘Yeah, get off his lawn!’
Uninspired insults like that helped doom Hillary Clinton, so keep it up, James. Your singlehandedly energizing Trump’s base!