Nixon Library Masters the Art of the Subtweet


Before we start this article, we should probably define what a subtweet is for people who may not know what that is (or don't have any kids under the age of 25). 

Subtweet:  A Twitter post that refers to a particular user without directly mentioning them, typically as a form of furtive mockery or criticism.

Got it? Good. 

Following news that FBI Director James Comey had been fired from his position as FBI Director, columnists were salivating at the mouth to write about how Trump's move was 'Nixonian' in nature. And sure enough, it didn't take long for the articles from Vox, Politico, and Salon to compare Comey's firing to the infamous 'Saturday Night Massacre' in which the special prosecutor investigating the Watergate scandal was fired by President Nixon. 

Archibald Cox's firing by Nixon is widely seen as the beginning of the end for the 37th president.

So, applause to whomever runs the Richard Nixon Library's twitter account. They've proven themselves worthy of the Nixon name after subtweeting President Trump with the "FUN FACT" about how President Nixon never fired the Director of the FBI. The subtweet drew more than 32,000 retweets and 43,000 favs. 

In the meantime, CNN reports that the investigation into the Trump Campaign's ties to Russia and their influence on the 2016 Presidential campaign continues. Federal prosecutors issued Grand Jury subpoenas to associates of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. The subpoenas are reportedly looking for business records as part of the ongoing probe of Russian meddling in last year's election. 


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