Trump Goes Ballistic on Fox & Friends After Hosts Bring Up Comey: Rants About CNN, Dems, DOJ, Stormy
President Donald Trump lost it on Fox & Friends on Thursday morning, steamrolling his hosts with a frenzied rant covering everything from Democratic “collusion,” “fake news CNN,” “liar and leaker” James Comey, and “the crazy Stormy Daniels deal.”
The interview started out serenely enough, with the hosts and Trump exchanging pleasantries.
But then, the Fox & Friends trio brought up fired FBI Director James Comey, who appeared on CNN Wednesday night and made his case against critics, and Trump pretty much lost it.
“Look, Comey is a leaker and he is a liar and not only on this stuff, he’s been leaking for years,” Trump said. “Legally, he did an illegal act and he said it himself in order to get a special counsel against me.”
The president again denied allegations his campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election, barking at the Fox News hosts that he’s been tough on Russia, and “you can ask President Putin about that.”
“Comey, what he did, Brian, was terrible!” Trump said to host Brian Kilmeade.
Fellow host Steve Doocy got a word in, noting that Comey claims the content of his memos leaked to the press was not classified.
Trump barreled through that, arguing the memos were “totally classified,” and moved on to claims he told Comey that he could not have engaged in salacious acts with prostitutes in Moscow because he didn’t stay in Russia overnight for the Miss Universe Pageant.
Those claims have come under scrutiny, and Trump said on Fox & Friends that “of course I stayed” — though he was vague on specifics.
Trump went on to slam “fake news CNN” for “giving Hillary Clinton the questions to the debate,” to which Kilmeade reassured him, “But don’t worry about them.”
“He is guilty of crimes, and if we had a Justice Department that was doing their jobs,” Trump said.
Doocy shot back, “It’s your Justice Department! You’re the Republican in charge and you have a Republican running it.”
“You’re right,” the president conceded.
But Trump was not finished yelling.
He slammed his own Justice Department for its “witch hunt,” before making an ominous veiled threat against the body, saying that while he won’t “be involved” with the body, “I may change my mind at some point because what is going on is a disgrace.”
“Yet I have accomplished, with all of this going on, more than any president in the first year in our history,” Trump ranted. “Everybody, even the enemies and haters admit that.”
The president continued to rave about the FBI raid on his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, who he distanced himself from, stating “I have many attorneys,” and that he did “a tiny fraction” of Trump’s legal work.
Trump conceded that Cohen handled “the crazy Stormy Daniels deal,” but argued the lawyer “did nothing wrong.”
“So why did he plead the fifth?” Earhardt pressed.
“Because he’s got other things, he’s got businesses,” Trump said. “But I’m not involved.”
Watch the hostage situation above, via Fox News.
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