.@GStephanopoulos: “Is Donald Trump unfit to be president?”
@Comey: “Yes, but not in the way I often hear people talk about it…I don't think he's medically unfit to be president. I think he's morally unfit to be president.” https://t.co/nzGYlTmLXf #Comey pic.twitter.com/4eag9flFZ2
— ABC News (@ABC) April 16, 2018
Former FBI Director James Comey makes no bones about how he personally feels about President Donald Trump.
Per ABC News’ transcript, George Stephanopoulos asked Comey straight-up, “Is Donald Trump unfit to be president?”
Comey immediately said, “Yes.”
And he wanted to make clear his personal feelings on the matter:
“I don’t think he’s medically unfit to be president. I think he’s morally unfit to be president. A person who sees moral equivalence in Charlottesville, who talks about and treats women like they’re pieces of meat, who lies constantly about matters big and small and insists the American people believe it, that person’s not fit to be president of the United States, on moral grounds. And that’s not a policy statement… 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. He is morally unfit to be president.”
He also made a point of calling out the kind of person who would say, “Well, yes, Donald Trump is unethical but I’m getting the right Supreme Court justice or the right regulatory rollback.”
“If we lose that tether to the truth, if that stops being the norm at the heart of our public life,” Comey asked, “what are we? Where are we as a country?”
He concluded, “Values matter. This president does not reflect the values of this country.”
Watch above, via ABC News.
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