kettle reflection

  • Donald Trump: Look, [James Comey]'s a showboat, he’s a grandstander.
  • Lemony Snicket: There is a phrase "the pot calling the kettle black", which is an expression said when one accuses another person of that which they are equally guilty of, generally in abundance. Its origin is from when pots were generally black and kettles were metallic and reflective. Other phrases appropriate to this situation might be "it takes one to know one" or the proverbial "it takes a thief to catch a thief".