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Comey Says Trump "Morally Unfit"

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Comey Says Trump "Morally Unfit"

Former FBI director James Comey has said Donald Trump is "morally unfit to be president" and one who treats women like "pieces of meat."

Comey was giving his first major television interview since he was fired by President Trump last year.

He told ABC News that Trump lies constantly and may have obstructed justice.

Hours before the interview aired, the president went on the offensive, accusing Comey of "many lies."

According to the BBC, Comey told ABC's 20/20 programme on Sunday night: "I don't buy this stuff about him being mentally incompetent or early stages of dementia."

"I don't think he's medically unfit to be president. I think he's morally unfit to be president.

"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," Comey said.

CNN adds that James Comey warned that if President Donald Trump ever tries to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, then it would be the President's "most serious attack yet on the rule of law," and said that "it's possible" the Russians could have information on Trump that could be used to compromise him.

According to the BBC, Comey said Trump is a president "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."

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