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Was James Comey's April Fools' joke funny or truly the worst?

James Comey, former director of the FBI and string bean goofball who played a hefty role in Donald Trump's election, made what he thought was a funny funny joke on Twitter. In what is fast becoming his signature social media brand, Comey tweeted a picture of himself facing away from camera in the middle of a country road with a vague sentence and #2020. The post came on April Fools' Day, the day everyone gets to feel morally superior to their gullible coworkers. Comey quickly backtracked and said it was a prank. But was it funny?

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Comey sent the fateful Tweet at 2:25 pm Eastern Time. That's very late in the day for an April Fools' Joke. The Tylt's much more clearly labeled April Fools' Jokes started at 12:01 the morning of April 1 and will end promptly at 11:59 pm. It seems a waste to post an April Fools' Joke this far into the day.

But he still committed to the bit. The picture, vagueness and almost unbearable earnestness fits Comey's social media brand to a T. The day William Barr's report on Robert Mueller's report was released, Comey tweeted a picture of himself in a forest with the cryptic statement, "So many statements." He's certainly honed his personal style in the last few months. 

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Wow what a fun funny joke that didn't scare any of us!

*breathes heavily into a paper bag*

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Lots of brands and celebrities get in on the fun and games of April Fools' Day. The Washington Post, however, reports:

Microsoft marketing chief Chris Capossela sent out a note to employees last week announcing that the company had decided against doing any public-facing stunts because “data tells us these stunts have limited positive impact and can actually result in unwanted news cycles.”

The former FBI director probably wanted to have a little fun on his social media and maybe cause a few smiles but this maybe wasn't the way to do it.

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Some, including the fine people at Vogue.com, did not appreciate Comey's joke at all.

Maybe it was some guerrilla April Fools-related marketing for Comey's forthcoming memoir, A Higher Loyalty. Of course, no one was thinking about that, because everyone was too busy reliving the PTSD of 2016, when Comey pulled a fun "prank" then too by reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails two weeks before the presidential election. Remember that great time?
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Comey did give us another installment in his ongoing exhibit of photos of him staring out at nature, which is fun in it's own way.

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More than a few Twitter users came in very hot with their takes on Comey's potential candidacy/funny joke. 

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Overall though, most people weren't into it. Maybe James Comey shouldn't do this ever again! Just a suggestion. 

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Was James Comey's April Fools' joke funny or truly the worst?
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