James Comey’s ‘Lordy, I Hope There Are Tapes’ Line Blew Up on Twitter
“I’ve seen the tweet about tapes. Lordy, I hope there are tapes.”
First off, here’s the “tweet about tapes” Comey was referring to:
James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017
Trump, of course, meant this as a threat, but he didn’t anticipate that instead of intimidating Comey, it inspired him. Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he had heard about Trump’s tweet and woke up in the middle of the night with an idea: leak the memos he had written about Trump to the papers, and maybe that’ll lead to the appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate possible collusion between Russian agents and the 2016 Trump presidential campaign.
Lo and behold, Special Counsel Robert Mueller is now investigating possible Trump-Russia collusion. Nice job, Mr. President!
But more importantly, that led to “Lordy!” Let’s get right to it…
I need 'Lordy, I hope there are tapes' on a t-shirt
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 8, 2017
And because the internet moves really, really fast:
— darth:™ (@darth) June 8, 2017
You know what else moves fast? The dictionary:
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) June 8, 2017
You can be sure the late-night shows will have some fun with “Lordy!”:
COMEY: "Lordy, I hope there are tapes."
VP PENCE: "Watch your language, please."#ComeyHearings
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) June 8, 2017
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) June 8, 2017
Even deities are getting involved:
Comey said "Lordy, I hope there are tapes." Me too, Comey. Me too. #ComeyDay
— God (@TheGoodGodAbove) June 8, 2017
And George Takei, who’s sort of a Twitter god:
"Lordy I hope there are tapes!" — Comey, and literally all of us, too.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 8, 2017
Even news organizations had a little fun with it:
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) June 8, 2017
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) June 8, 2017
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) June 8, 2017
Newsroom email: NPR style will be "lordy," not "lordie." (Apparently 'lawdy' not in consideration)
— Scott Detrow (@scottdetrow) June 8, 2017
Comey saying “Lordy.”
Warner saying “Amen.”
— Imani Gandy (@AngryBlackLady) June 8, 2017
"Lordy, that's a lot of pee." — Comey watching surveillance tapes of Trump's Russian hotel room #ComeyHearings
— Lawson Clarke (@Malecopywriter) June 8, 2017
Which, of course, is a reference to the infamous and as yet unseen Trump pee tape. Lordy, we hope we don’t ever have to watch that.
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