After the fourth longest dry spell on Twitter of his Presidency, Donald Trump took to Twitter this morning to 1)
accuse James Comey of perjury by suggesting that he lied under oath, and 2) thank Fox & Friends for their coverage of the hearing.
Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication…and WOW, Comey is a leaker!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2017
Great reporting by @foxandfriends and so many others. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2017
I suppose if you live in the Fox News bubble — as apparently 35 percent of the country does — you may have been left with the impression from news coverage that Trump was vindicated (on the Fox News home page at the moment, they’re busy focusing on their belief that Reality Winner is a terrorist because the “Comey is a leaker” narrative doesn’t have a lot of legs).
However, the rest of the country can take solace in the front pages of some of the leading (and regional) newspapers around the country this morning. There’s not a lot of “vindication” in there for Donald Trump.
Today's Los Angeles Times front page: Comey accuses Trump of 'lies, plain and simple' pic.twitter.com/A3kuFI40Ba— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) June 9, 2017
Today's Dallas Morning News front page: Comey: Trump lied pic.twitter.com/Eb2TVeyFiE— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) June 9, 2017
Today's Des Moines Register front page: COMEY SLAMS TRUMP 'LIES' pic.twitter.com/jlgfRXjG96— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) June 9, 2017
Today's St. Louis Post-Dispatch front page: COMEY: TRUMP'S A LIAR pic.twitter.com/11vJkK8TES— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) June 9, 2017
Today's Portland Press Herald front page, Friday, June 9, 2017 pic.twitter.com/d1UlwrHJps— Portland PressHerald (@PressHerald) June 9, 2017