FBI Director James Comey is testifying before the House Intelligence Committee, as they’re investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with a Russian operation to interfere with the election. While testifying, he worked in some sports.
Comey used a football metaphor — that many people can relate to — to describe Vladimir Putin’s hatred for Hillary Clinton.
He said, “I hate the New England Patriots, and no matter who they play, I’d like them to lose.”
FBI Director Comey: “I hate the New England Patriots, and no matter who they play, I’d like them to lose.” pic.twitter.com/l2wE63IzpF
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) March 20, 2017
Comey essentially said that Hillary Clinton was the New England Patriots in the election, and that Putin wanted her to lose no matter what. This came after a representative from Texas used a college football version of the analogy to seemingly try and argue that Putin could’ve had the same opinion of both Clinton and Trump.
A lot of people can relate to this; it’s just weird to see that metaphor used on that stage.