James Comey came back to the public eye on Friday and he was not exactly welcomed.
The former FBI director spoke at the historically black Howard University on Friday and was met with throngs of loud protesters who were not exactly excited to see him.
Raising their fists in a “black power” salute, the protesters shouted “white supremacy is not a debate,” “No justice, no peace” and “We shall not be moved,” among other slogans.
WATCH: Protesters sing “We Shall Not Be Moved” as former FBI Director James Comey takes stage at Howard University https://t.co/k8TBMzujwd
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 22, 2017
Comey continued to speak despite the protesters singing other slogans like “Get out James Comey — you’re not our homey” and “I love being black. I love the color of my skin.”
“I love the enthusiasm of young folks, but I wish they understood what a conversation is,” he said.
“The rest of the real world is a place where it’s hard sometimes to find people who will listen with an attitude that they might actually be convinced of something,” he said.
“Instead, what happens in most of the real world – and about four rows in this auditorium – is that people don’t listen at all. They just try to figure out what rebuttal they’re going to offer when you’re done speaking,” Comey added.
Former disgraced FBI Dir Comey gives convocation address at Howard as protesters chant & he lectures on safe spaces https://t.co/ydYagh0hjM
— Nick Short ?? (@PoliticalShort) September 22, 2017
He went on to praise Howard University as a “safe space especially for those who face the opportunity and the challenge of being black in America.”
Way to kiss butt, Comey. Too bad for you, the crowd wasn’t having it.
JUST NOW: Howard University students chant “Get out James Comey, you ain’t my homie!” before his keynote address. pic.twitter.com/NosMrO49jF
— #MenendezTrial (@NewtTrump) September 22, 2017
— Greer Jackson (@Shades_of_Greer) September 22, 2017
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