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Trump fired Comey: Cue the hilarious cartoons worldwide

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Trump shown as a marionette doing a Russian folk dance. The person pulling the strings has him kick James Comey.

There's a Russian cloud hanging over this cartoon. Notice the dance and the marionette strings.

Credit:

Tjeerd Royaards, Cartoon Movement, The Netherlands

Many American cartoonists have compared President Donald Trump's abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey to Richard Nixon's "Saturday Night Massacre" in 1973 — when Nixon terminated a special prosecutor looking into Watergate. 

Cartoonists outside the US are taking the opportunity to riff on the hidden hand of Russia in US politics, and some familiar Trumpisms — like the reality TV star's penchant for declaring, "You're fired!"

Here are some of the images circulating the globe right now: 

From cartoonist Rod Emmerson in New Zealand:

And Christian Durando in Italy:

Canada's Michael de Adder drew this one ...

... and fellow Canadian Dawn Mockler shared this:

Things were black and white to Osama Hajjaj of Jordan:

Miguel Cordova of Peru put Trump's name on a plunger:

And Martin Sutovec of Slovakia got sinister:

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