James Comey: 'I'm Like The Breakup Trump Can't Get Over'

Former FBI Director James Comey turned heads last weekend when word got around that he compared President Donald Trump to a mob boss. Now he's making headlines again for comparing Trump to a jilted ex-girlfriend.

"I'm like the breakup he can't get over," Comey told Stephen Colbert yesterday while reflecting on the mean tweets that Trump has repeatedly fired off at the former FBI head. "I'm out there living my best life. He wakes up in the morning and tweets at me," Comey added while he and Colbert sipped pinot noir out of a paper cup - just like he did after being fired by Trump. 

While chuckling at Trump's Twitter tirades, Comey also stressed that we can't let ourselves become numb to the president's outrageous tantrums.

"My first reaction was a shrug," Comey added. "Like, 'There he goes again.' But then I caught myself and said, 'Wait a minute: if I'm shrugging, is the rest of the country shrugging? And does that mean we become numb to this?' It's not okay for the President of the United States to say a private citizen should be in jail. It's not normal, it's not acceptable, it's not okay. But it's happened so much, there's now a danger we're now numb to it, and the norm has been destroyed. And I feel that norm-destroying in my own shrug. So we can't allow that to happen. We have to talk about it and call it out. It's not okay."

He also explained his book's "bitchy" comments (to use Chris Wallace's words). When 'A Higher Loyalty' hit shelves, a lot of people took exception to Comey's jabs at Trump's hand size and orange tan. "Why'd you include that?" Colbert wondered.

"Because I'm trying to be an author," Comey explained. "I'm sitting there typing, and I can hear my editor saying, 'Bring the reader with you. Show the reader that room.' So I talk about being struck by how skinny President Obama is. I describe John Ashcroft's skin color when he's in intensive care...I'm not trying to make fun of John Ashcroft or Barack Obama or Donald Trump."

But we wished he'd brought us along to this room instead:

Check out the full interview below.


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