During former FBI Director James Comey’s interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Sunday night, he admitted that his wife supported Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and that his wife and daughters marched in the anti-Trump Women’s March. He also described his first meeting with Trump, whom he described as “morally unfit” to be president.
While he didn’t elaborate on his political differences with his wife, Patrice Failor, Comey admitted, “My wife and girls marched in the Women’s March the day after President Trump’s inauguration.”
“At least my four daughters — probably all five of my kids, wanted Hillary Clinton to be the first woman president,” said Comey. “I know my amazing spouse did.”
Comey told Stephanopoulos that he didn’t vote in the 2016 election, saying it would have been improper for the FBI director to take a side.
Comey added, “There’s something more important than that that should unite all of us, and that is our president must embody respect and adhere to the values that are at the core of this country. The most important being truth. This president is not able to do that. He is morally unfit to be president.”
.@GStephanopoulos: “Is Donald Trump unfit to be president?”
@Comey: “Yes, but not in the way I often hear people talk about it…I don’t think he’s medically unfit to be president. I think he’s morally unfit to be president.” https://t.co/nzGYlTmLXf #Comey pic.twitter.com/4eag9flFZ2
— ABC News (@ABC) April 16, 2018
Comey began the interview by criticizing the president’s appearance. He was asked to give his first impression upon meeting President Trump on January 6, 2017, at Trump Tower. Comey was there to brief the president on the notorious Steele dossier and said he was nervous about meeting Trump after seeing how “volatile” he had been during the campaign.
Nevertheless, the first thing he noticed about Trump when the two met was his “impressively coiffed hair.” Comey said, “It looks to be all his.”
“I confess I stared at it pretty intently and my reaction was, ‘must take a heck of a long time in the morning,'” said the former FBI director.
He added, “His tie was too long, as it always is. He looked slightly orange with small, white half-moons under his eyes, which I assumed were from tanning goggles.”
Two weeks after that meeting at Trump Tower, Comey’s wife and daughters would take to the streets to protest President Trump’s presidency.
This article was updated to include additional excerpts from the interview.