On Saturday, Former FBI Director James Comey stated that if President Trump won the 2020 election he would leave the United States and move to New Zealand. He is just the latest individual to claim that he would leave if Donald Trump won an election. During the 2016 presidential election, numerous celebrities and some officials claimed that they would leave the United States if the then-Republican nominee Donald Trump won.
Some of the people who claimed that they would leave the United States include: Bryan Cranston, Samuel L. Jackson, Lena Dunham, Ne-Yo, Neve Campbell, Cher, Miley Cyrus, Raven-Symoné, Barbara Streisand, Al Sharpton, Amy Schumer, Chelsea Handler, Jon Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, Keegan-Michael Key, George Lopez, and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Unfortunately, none of these individuals followed through on their promise to leave the United States. Most likely, Comey made the statement as a joke, and he too has no intention of leaving. Still, if he is being serious, he might want to wait to see if he is going to be indicted for his possible lying to FISA courts and abuse of power that might be included in the Durham probe. He will also need to see if New Zealand would even accept him into their country.
Historically, New Zealand has a very stringent acceptance policy when it comes to new residents or citizens of their country. Unless New Zealand is looking for a self-righteous, overly-confident, possibly corrupt, middle-aged has-been bureaucrat, Comey will most likely be denied entrance to New Zealand and might be entering a prison cell instead.