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Trevor Noah Blasts ‘Petty’ James Comey: ‘You Can’t Take The High Road’ And Roast Trump To Sell Books

On Monday night, Trevor Noah had some tough words for former FBI Director James Comey as he launches a book tour for his new memoir, A Higher Loyalty.

Comey’s first televised interview aired Sunday night and was asked about various things like his handling of the Clinton email investigation, his encounters with President Trump, and what led to his firing.

But The Daily Show host mocked Comey for “reminding us how noble he is” throughout his interview with ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos.

“This dude is so loyal to America that when he dies, he’s just gonna turn into a bald eagle and fly majestically into an apple pie,” Noah quipped.

Noah then questioned Comey’s motives with the release of his book, saying it’s “hard to believe” that he’s doing this “for the benefit of the people” when he’s also “throwing grade-school shade” like when he mocked Trump’s hair, tan, and hand size.

“You see, now that’s funny, but that doesn’t sound like an impartial law man. That sounds like a guy who got fired from White Castle talking trash about his old boss,” Noah continued. “And look, don’t get me wrong. I’m the last person to tell anyone not to trash Trump, okay? But I do think that being petty hurts Comey’s credibility. Like you can’t take the high road and low road at the same time. Because let’s be honest, Comey knew that roasting Trump would help him sell books. And if you’re trying to make money, then just make the money.  Don’t act like you’re doing it for our sake. You know, basically Comey is like hiding the money aspect of this whole thing.”

Watch the clip above, via Comedy Central.