Trump calls ‘slimeball’ Comey ‘worst FBI director in history’
President Trump stepped up his unrelenting Twitter rant at former FBI director James Comey on Sunday, accusing him of “many lies” and dismissing the one-time federal prosecutor as the “WORST FBI director in history, by far!”
The attacks come hours before Comey’s interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos was scheduled to air Sunday night. The network has been promoting the interview with bits of information, including Stephanopoulos revealing that Comey compares Trump to a “mob boss.”
Comey is promoting his new book to be released this week, Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership.
“I never asked Comey for Personal Loyalty,” Trump tweeted. “I hardly even knew this guy. Just another of his many lies. His ‘memos’ are self serving and FAKE!”
Trump ripped Comey for acknowledging Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s lead in the polls was a factor in how he handled the controversial Clinton email probe.
“In other words, he was making decisions based on the fact that he thought she was going to win, and he wanted a job,” Trump tweeted. “Slimeball!”
Trump abruptly fired Comey in May, and Trump’s tweet summarizing his overall perspective on Comey comes as no surprise: “Slippery James Comey, a man who always ends up badly and out of whack (he is not smart!), will go down as the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!”
The attack was essentially a continuation of Trump’s tweets Friday, when he called Comey “a proven LEAKER & LIAR” and an “untruthful slime ball.”