James Comey suited up for battle with President Donald Trump on Sunday night, appearing in an hourlong interview on ABC News following a weekend of presidential tweets calling him “slippery,” a “slimeball,” and “the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!” His version of combat footwear? A pair of polished Chelsea boots.
Twitter was quick to react to the choice — though as with seemingly anything this administration touches, opinions were polarized.
Media consultant and columnist Heidi N. Moore joked that she has “long believed you cannot trust a man in a plaid sports jacket OR Chelsea boots, and Comey is wearing both,” adding that (for men at least) the pull-on style is “the shoe form of smarm.”
This was obviously a joke but I am disappointed in how many people are defending Chelsea boots, the indefensible shoe https://t.co/DWhZTWfc8r
— Heidi N Moore (@moorehn) April 16, 2018
Others, meanwhile, applauded the fashion-forward footwear, calling the boots a “nice choice” and the “low-key star” of the interview. Along with the jacket — a subtle navy plaid, but plaid nonetheless — and lack of tie, the ousted intelligence director projected a relatively casual air across from ABC chief anchor George Stephanopolous.
At 6-foot-8, Comey is hardly inconspicuous in any