Flatiron Books landed themselves a literary coup when they signed former FBI director James Comey to write a book last year soon after he was fired by President Donald Trump.
The book was originally scheduled to be released on May 1, but has since been moved up 2 weeks by Flatiron because of increased news coming out of the FBI and the Russia investigation. The announcement of the moved-up release date was met with mockery by Trump fans on Twitter.
Comey got himself a reported “multimillion-dollar book deal” to write on leadership, called “Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” which is widely expected to be an attack on Trump. Flatiron announced Wednesday, “We are confirming that A Higher Loyalty by @Comey has a new publication date! You can get your copy on April 17th,” and it was immediately met with scorn and mockery.
— FlatironBooks (@Flatironbooks) February 7, 2018
The news became the butt of jokes by fans of the president.
Wow, Jim Comey is a fiction writer these days. Who knew.
— Imperator_Rex (@Imperator_Rex3) February 8, 2018
This isn’t fiction, it’s fanfiction
— Alex Behzade (@ABPatriotWriter) February 8, 2018
Ha, ha, now Comey is releasing his book early… before he ‘s jailed.
— 45_24/7 (@2UsDeplorables) February 8, 2018
— Red Pillerson (@morstroud) February 8, 2018
Put that right in the dumpster where it belongs pic.twitter.com/Ed1iV75MSE
— Daniel (@danielwesley0) February 8, 2018
When are you releasing Casey Anthony’s book on parenting?
— Jen DinNJ (@JenDinnj) February 8, 2018
spoiler alert: it’s just a picture book of him looking on at various scenic views.
— Dr. Richard HeHateMe Harambe (@Richard_Harambe) February 8, 2018
Maybe they could do a book tour within the federal prison system?
— CMP (@goldilockspryor) February 8, 2018
Definitely Toilet paper pic.twitter.com/wlT4QP1zza
— Diana long (@DianeLong22) February 8, 2018
I would but since leaving the Army, I have grown accustomed to Charmin. But thanks for the offer, and by thanks I don’t really mean thanks. Just sayin.
— Snow Melts (@libtearsrdelish) February 8, 2018