Five weeks after President Trump tweeted: “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes,’” he said — via Twitter — that he made no recordings himself.

Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Morgan
He left open the possibility that someone else recorded his private chats with the then-FBI director.

The open-ended nature of his pair of tweets Thursday morning left his fans and critics to comment according to their biases.

“Did anyone ever really think they were tapes?” was a common reaction.

“Donald Trump admitting to not having tapes of talking to Comey means for the first time ever a Hollywood Access bus taught a lesson,” said another.

Trump supporters weighed in as well:

“He never lied. He simply said Comey should hope there aren’t tapes. [People] ran with it as if he definitely said there were tapes.”

“No tapes? Smart move. It kept Comey from telling any lies because he was afraid of being caught. [Mainstream media] doesn’t understand it.”

A sampling of early reaction:

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