2017_0510_03.mp3

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: 

The Nixonian twist - Trump sacks Comey - you just can't make this stuff up. #FBIDirector #Trumpistan @nzherald pic.twitter.com/HPVwrjIQtb

— Rod Emmerson (@rodemmerson) May 10, 2017

#tOOnsMaG James Comey, Donald Trump, Russiagate and the Mother's Day Massacre #Cartoon by Christian Durando, from… https://t.co/RmY6Zv6ltB

— MY.TOONSMAG.COM (@mytoonsmag) May 10, 2017

Cartoon for May 9th. #Trumprussia #FBIDirector #COMEY #ComeyFiring pic.twitter.com/iUd84cPF2r

— Michael de Adder (@deAdder) May 10, 2017

#trump #TrumpRussiaInvestigation pic.twitter.com/qbfUMvWIN4 Dawn Mockler of Canada

— Dawn Mockler (@dawnymock) May 10, 2017

Osama Hajjaj, Jordan

#comeyfired #COMEY #MAGA #drainingtheswamp #ComeyYoureFired #FBIComey #POTUS # pic.twitter.com/uvhnbbdcP8

— miguel (@miguelcartoons) May 10, 2017

Martin Sutovec, Slovakia

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