President Trump on Wednesday blasted the Democrats for criticizing his firing of FBI Director James Comey, accusing them of hypocrisy.
"Dems have been complaining for months & months about Dir. Comey," Trump wrote in a tweet. "Now that he has been fired they PRETEND to be aggrieved. Phony hypocrites!"
Dems have been complaining for months & months about Dir. Comey. Now that he has been fired they PRETEND to be aggrieved. Phony hypocrites!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2017
The White House has been harshly criticized for ousting the FBI director on Tuesday, with Democrats voicing concern about the timing of the decision.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday pushed back on the criticism, claiming that the administration has been considering the move since Trump was elected in November.
“The president … had lost confidence in Director Comey,” Sanders told reporters. “He’d been considering letting Director Comey go since they day he was elected.”