Former FBI Director James Comey appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Tuesday and compared his feud with President Donald Trump to a romantic breakup.
“He’s tweeted at me probably 50 times. I’ve been gone for a year,” Comey said. “I’m like a breakup he can’t get over.”
Comey at first shrugged off Trump’s comments, but now believes people must call out the president’s actions.
“My first reaction to those kinds of tweets is a shrug. Like, ‘Oh, there he goes again.’ But actually I caught myself and I said, ‘Wait a minute. If I’m shrugging, are the rest of the country shrugging? And does that mean we’ve become numb to this?'” Comey continued. “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 a danger we’re now numb to it, and the norm has been destroyed.”
“I feel that norm destroying in my own shrug,” he said. “We can’t allow that to happen. We have to talk about it and call it out. It’s not okay.”
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