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Outspoken Hollywood Weighs in on Comey Firing: ‘Our Democracy Is Toast’

Josh Gad, Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt and more pounce on Trump’s decision to dismiss FBI director

Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Friday, and Hollywood stars have taken to Twitter to denounce the news.

“The President of the United States just fired the head of the FBI who is currently investigating him. Our democracy is toast,” wrote “Frozen” star Josh Gad.

Comedy Central’s “Daily Show” took the opportunity to translate Trump’s statement into Russian (see below).

Other stars who spoke out included “Catastrophe’s” Rob Delaney, “Grey’s Anatomy” executive producer Debbie Allen and “Silicon Valley” star Kumail Nanjiani. Patton Oswalt seized the opportunity to the compare Trump’s actions to those of Richard Nixon.

“(Nixon’s ghost, sipping bourbon): Glorious,” he wrote, linking to the New York Times report about Comey’s ousting.

Gad ended his tweet with “Bye Felicia,” indicating that while he doesn’t agree with Trump’s decision, he probably also isn’t a big Comey fan (the phrase derives from the 1995 hit comedy “Friday”).

“I am shocked, shocked to learn that [Attorney General Jeff] Sessions who lied about Russia, recommended that Trump fire the man investigating them both about Russia,” deadpanned “Doctor Strange” director Scott Derrickson.

Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday over his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, the White House said.

“While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the bureau,” Trump wrote in the letter to Comey on Friday.

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