President Trump says he did not ask former FBI Director James Comey for a loyalty pledge, but doesn’t think it would be “inappropriate” to do so.
Jeanine Pirro of Fox News asked Trump Saturday night if he would ask the new FBI director for a pledge of loyalty.
“I want loyalty to the country,” Trump responded. “I want loyalty to the United States of America. I want him to do a great job–or her–to do a great job, and I think we have some wonderful candidates.”
Pirro asked Trump about reports from the New York Times that he asked Comey for loyalty.
“Did you ask [Comey] that question?”
“No, no I didn’t. But I don’t think it would be a bad question to ask,” Trump said, explaining it depends on what the definition of loyalty is.
“Loyalty to the country…is important.”
Trump also said he “would not talk” about whether or not he had recorded conversations with Comey but that he hopes Comey will be “honest.”