In White House encounters, Comey reportedly acted like self-conscious 4th grade girl

In White House encounters, Comey reportedly acted like self-conscious 4th grade girl
James Comey (Image: YouTube screen grab via CBS News)

[Ed. – And then went around telling people about it.  I love that Allahpundit thinks there may be an interpretation of this that is flattering to Comey.  Look, Trump is an aggressive tactical communicator.  You can agonize over that tactically if you want.  Wiser to take the strategic view and just not worry about it.  Know your own priorities and plan, if you’re going to be there with Trump, and stick to them.  Don’t try to out-tactics the master tactician.]

This dude [Comey] really did stand in front of blue drapes, in a blue suit, as far away from Trump as he could. There he is, all 6’8″ of him, trying to be inconspicuous to great comic effect…

Here’s the clip of the January 22nd ceremony. Wittes told the Times that Comey “was determined that there wasn’t going to be a hug,” although as you’ll see, Trump did his best to turn the handshake into one. Exit quotation from Wittes: “Comey was disgusted. He regarded the episode as a physical attempt to show closeness and warmth in a fashion calculated to compromise him before Democrats who already mistrusted him.”

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