Former FBI director James Comey has stated Donald Trump is a person “morally unfit to be president”, who treats ladies like “pieces of meat”.
Mr Comey was once giving his first main tv interview since he was once was once fired via President Trump ultimate yr.
He informed ABC News that Mr Trump was once anyone “for whom the truth is not a high value”.
Hours ahead of the interview aired, the president went at the offensive, accusing Mr Comey of “many lies”.
“I don’t buy this stuff about him being mentally incompetent or early stages of dementia,” Mr Comey informed ABC’s 20/20 programme on Sunday night time.
“I don’t think he’s medically unfit to be president. I think he’s morally unfit to be president.”
“Our president must embody respect and adhere to the values that are at the core of this country. The most important being truth. This president is not able to do that,” Mr Comey stated.
It is the most recent construction in a long-standing feud between the 2 males, additional fuelled via the approaching newsletter of Mr Comey’s memoir A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership.
The ex-FBI chief is on a exposure blitz for the e-book.
President Trump has stated the” badly reviewed book” raises “big questions”. He additionally recommended Mr Comey must be imprisoned.
In the primetime TV interview, Mr Comey recommended that the president had surrounded himself with folks unswerving to him – evaluating Mr Trump to mob bosses he had investigated as a more youthful guy.
“The loyalty oaths, the boss as the dominant centre of everything, it’s all about how do you serve the boss, what’s in the boss’ interests,” he stated.
Asked if the ones across the president had been “enabling bad behaviour”, Mr Comey stated: “The challenge of this president is that he will stain everyone around him.”
Mr Comey, on the other hand, stated he didn’t imagine President Trump must be impeached.
“I hope not because I think impeaching and removing Donald Trump from office would let the American people off the hook,” he stated.
Instead, he stated, it was once one thing the American folks had been “duty bound to do directly” on the balloting sales space.