Comey wants Trump voted out of office, calls him ‘morally unfit


James Comey doesn’t think Donald Trump is fit to be president.

Comey, whom Trump fired as FBI director in May, did not hold back during his first major news interview following his ouster last year.

Comey sat down with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos for an interview that aired Sunday night. It came as part of the buildup for Comey’s book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” set for release Tuesday.

“You write that President Trump is unethical, untethered to the truth,” Stephanopoulos said. “Is Donald Trump unfit to be president?”

“Yes,” Comey replied. “But not in the way I often hear people talk about it. I don’t buy this stuff about him being mentally incompetent or early stages of dementia. He strikes me as a person of above-average intelligence who’s tracking conversations and knows what’s going on.”

He added: “I don’t think he’s medically unfit to be president. I think he’s morally unfit to be president.”

Comey cited Trump’s response to the white nationalist riots in Charlottesville, Virginia, his treatment of women, and what Comey called a tendency to lie “constantly about matters big and small.”

“There’s something more important than that that should unite all of us, and that is our president must embody respect and adhere to the values that are at the core of this country,” Comey said. “The most important being truth. This president is not able to do that. He is morally unfit to be president.”

Comey doesn’t think Trump should be impeached

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Trump shakes hands with Comey when he was FBI director on January 22, 2017 at the White House.
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Comey did not, however, advocate that Trump be impeached, calling it a “question of law and fact and politics.”