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Trump 'morally unfit': Comey

World | Apr 17, 2018
Fired former FBI chief James Comey lashed out at Donald Trump in an interview with ABC, calling him "morally unfit" to be president and describing him as a serial liar who will "stain everyone around him."

Comey's remarks are the latest salvo in a war of words with Trump, who excoriated the former FBI director on Twitter, again calling him a "slimeball" and suggesting he should be jailed.

The wide-ranging interview with ABC News also came ahead of the release of Comey's memoir, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership, in which he details his interactions with the Republican president.

"I think he's morally unfit to be president," Comey said, in his first televised interview since being fired in May last year.

The former federal prosecutor pointed to how Trump "talks about and treats women like they're pieces of meat" and "lies constantly about matters big and small and insists the American people believe it."

"Values matter," Comey said. "This president does not reflect the values of this country."

Comey also said that serving in Trump's administration poses a serious ethical dilemma.

"The challenge of this president is that he will stain everyone around him," he said .

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE



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