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Stephanopoulos Presses Comey on Criticism His Book Has ‘Too Many Petty Personal Details’ About Trump

James Comey appeared on Good Morning America Tuesday for yet another interview with George Stephanopoulos, who pressed the former FBI director on criticism he’s received for the “literary style” of his book.

“A third strand of criticism that’s come in is — I guess it’s a critique of your literary style,” Stephanopoulos said. “A lot of people say you put too many petty personal details in the book about President Trump, talking about his hair, his hand size, speculation about the tanning goggles.”

“A lot of critics say that struck them as beneath you, getting down to the sandbox with President Trump. Any regrets?”

“No, my only regret is those folks haven’t likely read the book,” Comey contended. “If you read the whole book you see I’m trying to be an author, and bring the readers with me into a room and so describe I describe all kinds of people in great detail to try and create a vivid image for the reader.”

“I’m not trying to make fun of President Trump. I’m not trying to make fun of anybody but if you read the whole book you’ll see I’m trying to give you that picture.”

Comey has taken some heat over the physical descriptions of Trump he made in his book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.

“[Trump’s] face appeared slightly orange, with bright white half-moons under his eyes where I assumed he placed small tanning goggles, and impressively coiffed, bright blond hair, which upon close inspection looked to be all his.” he writes.

“As he extended his hand, I made a mental note to check its size. It was smaller than mine, but did not seem unusually so.”

Watch above, via ABC News.

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