Trump: I Did A ‘Service’ To Country By Firing Comey

Benny Johnson | Reporter At Large

President Trump took questions on his way to Marine One Wednesday as he departed the White House for New York.

A gaggle of reporters asked a number of questions about Trump’s recent revelations that there was a spy monitoring his campaign for the FBI.

Trump was asked if the use of the word “spy” was appropriate. “Former FBI Director, James Comey, said to use the word ‘spy’ is the wrong word,” a reporter shouted.

Trump did not hesitate, saying “I think James Comey has got a lot of problems.” The president continued, “If you look at what at he did, if you look at all of the lies — the tremendous lies — if you look at all that’s going on, I think James Comey has got a lot of problems.”

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Trump noted an Inspector General report will be released on Comey, “then let’s see what James Comey has to say.”

The president claimed that he “did a great service to this country by firing James Comey.” At that point, a reporter attempted to interrupt Trump, who was having none of it.

“Excuse me,” Trump said. “A lot of people have said it. And you go into the FBI, and a lot of those great people working in the FBI, they will tell you, I did a great service to our country by firing James Comey.”

Trump went on to call the controversy “Spygate,” saying, “We now call it ‘Spygate.’ You’re calling it “Spygate.”  A lot of bad things have happened.”

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