Former FBI director James Comey's testimony is one of the most controversial developments coming out of Donald Trump's presidency. In a transcript released prior to the testimony, it quickly became clear that Trump had made a demand of loyalty from Comey. Many conversations that Comey had with Trump left the FBI director uneasy. But in spite of Thursday's tension, the internet still glowed with Comey Day memes and jokes.
While more potentially disconcerting details emerged from Thursday's testimony, you can trust the internet to present its wide and almost never-ending range of hilarity to lift spirits up. If you are in the mood for some amusement and laughter out of today's events, all you need to do is go through the #ComeyDay hashtag on Twitter and enjoy. (Just a friendly reminder: Comey Day memes and jokes are coming from both sides of the political spectrum. So you’ll find pro-Comey and anti-Comey tweets.)
From a GIF of an exasperated Judge Judy face-palming to another of a shocked Shaquille O'Neal, users on Twitter are making sure their takes on the Comey testimony are being heard. It's much-needed humor from people who know how snarky and funny GIFs and memes can be.
"Lordy" And "Amen"
Imani Gandy noted how the congressional hearing resembled a day in church.
Hurry Up, Please
Sometimes a question takes too long and you need Judge Judy to say "Hurry up!"
Receipts For Everyone To Read
Of course, it makes sense that a GIF from Mean Girls would be fitting for Comey's testimony.
"Lordy, I Hope There Are Tapes"
One particular remark from Comey — "Lordy, I hope there are tapes" — has the internet howling.
Marco Rubio's Turn
While most tweets were centered on Comey and Trump, some users shared their thoughts on Rubio.
Judge Judy's Face
If you give the #ComeyDay hashtag a brief glimpse, you'll see that Judge Judy's disappointed and wary face has expressed the general sentiment of many people today. Thank you, Judge Judy, for your face.
Shaquille O'Neal Is Done
Nothing expresses dismay better than a wholesome palm to the face.
Where Is Trump?
A lot of people were expecting Trump to tweet through the testimony.
This Photo Of Comey
Comey: "Release all the tapes." pic.twitter.com/R557q1Si0k— Chloe Angyal (@ChloeAngyal) June 8, 2017
A GIF from Bring It On came in handy.
Kamala Harris Had A Point
Although not exactly a joke for #ComeyDay, Sen. Kamala Harris still seemed to have won hearts online.
Why Is Trump So Quiet Today?
People are accustomed to Trump tweeting (a lot), so his silence today was a tad eerie.
Just Do It
Remember that video of Shia LaBeouf yelling at his audience about commitment and perseverance? Yeah, that made an appearance in the #ComeyDay hashtag too.
People couldn't help but notice the element of drama in today's testimony.
If there's drama, there's also Mr. Burns.
A Horror Film
Hey, at least there's popcorn.
Some people (understandably) wanted new questions.
This GIF In All Its Glory
Although Comey did not in fact walk in like that, some people still hoped for it.
What A Day For Reporters
Everyone working in media has felt the pressure of this day.
I will never cease to be amazed by the wonders of Photoshop.
What Is Going On?
This GIF pretty much sums it up.
Where On Earth Is Trump?
It's a little weird when Trump doesn't tweet.
So Much Going On
You're not alone if you feel overwhelmed.
Eyes Glued To The Screen
Many people went to work today, but their priorities focused on the Comey testimony.
No testimony is complete without a drinking game.
There are a lot more jokes, photos, videos, and GIFs going up in the #ComeyDay hashtag. So if you're looking for a dose of humor, head over to Twitter.