Former FBI director James Comey punk'd followers on Twitter by implying he was casting his bid as a candidate for the 2020 presidential election.
Of course, we were too keen to be duped by his Jimfoolery. However, his April Fools' Day joke became effective in ways he could never have imagined.
Users meme'd the heck out of yet another one of his famous tweets that includes a contemplative photo of himself.
In the reflective portrait, Comey stands in the middle of a road with his back to us and eyes on the horizon as the day is dawning.
"I'm in. We need someone in the middle. #2020."
I’m in. We need someone in the middle. #2020 https://t.co/IGt69bEQz1— James Comey (@James Comey)1554146700.0
Twitter suggested some famous candidates in the "middle" and they sure do fit the bill.
Malcolm finally gets the call for the position he was born to be in.
I’m in. We need someone in the middle. #2020 https://t.co/cUrFglqwAb— margarita noriega (@margarita noriega)1554147796.0
Remember the fifth member of The Beatles? We don't either. Ah, the internet.
However, it does look like we have a middle candidate in Ringo. (Click on the photo below and you'll see Jim leading the pack).
@bellvedere https://t.co/KuNwXpeb2C— hiiiee (@hiiiee)1554165694.0
Here's the story:
I’m in. We need someone in the middle. #2020 https://t.co/rD29LKhInc— John Early (@John Early)1554147396.0
I’m in. We need someone in the middle. #2020 https://t.co/pYnXi6t0UO— Jamie McCarty (@Jamie McCarty)1554148278.0
Even the middle child's candidacy was debatable.
@bejohnce @leighmunsil I'm sorry, that would be Alice https://t.co/8RC88JR6b3— ryan teague beckwith (@ryan teague beckwith)1554147749.0
Look, we don't need a repeat of a joker in the White House.
I'm in. We need someone in the middle. #2020 https://t.co/ZrMGij7S9P— Bob Cesca (@Bob Cesca)1554147653.0
@bobcesca_go Well hey, if you already have Chaotic Evil, you might as well go all the way— Leeman67 (@Leeman67)1554160265.0
We also don't anyone lost at sea helming this sinking ship.
I'm in. We need someone in the middle. #2020 https://t.co/CYA5r2Fu4H— Noah Hurowitz (@Noah Hurowitz)1554147097.0
This one has middling capability.
I’m in. We need someone in the middle. #2020 https://t.co/mjJQjWkA7Z— andrew kaczynski (@andrew kaczynski)1554147317.0
@KFILE Is he running on Meowcare For All?— Adrian Carrasquillo (@Adrian Carrasquillo)1554151501.0
It's all maddening.
I’m in. We need someone in the middle. #2020 https://t.co/4nw1PAPDw7— Michael Blackmon (@Michael Blackmon)1554148343.0
The campaign trail can be brutal.
@bobcesca_go Was in, but now he's out. #2020 https://t.co/xJDnni8j9k— Debra King (@Debra King)1554149232.0
If the ring fits.
I’m in. We need someone in the middle. #2020 https://t.co/a2zzg24wGR— Manuel Aragon (@Manuel Aragon)1554147873.0
Comey owned up to his "dad joke" and encouraged everyone to vote for Democrats.
"But could you imagine a president who used this website to make dad jokes rather than to hurl insults? Happy #AprilFools. #VoteDem2020."
But could you imagine a president who used this website to make dad jokes rather than to hurl insults? Happy #AprilFools. #VoteDem2020— James Comey (@James Comey)1554152046.0
It's hard to take Comey seriously even when he is not joking. The 58-year-old is notorious for posting contemplative photos accompanied by deep thoughts that are often seen as cringeworthy.
After Attorney General William Barr released the four-page summary of Robert Mueller's findings, Comey shared his thoughts with Twitter.
So many questions. https://t.co/66KaR52Kk8— James Comey (@James Comey)1553463034.0
This is our current mood.
April Fools is cancelled https://t.co/wb5wFL3XQt— Peter Finocchiaro (@Peter Finocchiaro)1554146790.0
The road to 2020 is already a dramatic one. And that's no joke.