President Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, saying he “wasn’t doing a good job.”
Trump’s comments were in response to reporters asking him at the White House why he fired Comey on Tuesday evening.
“Very simply, he was not doing a good job,” Trump continued.
Earlier in the day, Trump used Twitter to defend his decision and fire back at Democrats who condemned the firing, while also arguing that Democrats have been among Comey’s harshest critics.
“The Democrats have said some of the worst things about James Comey, including the fact that he should be fired, but now they play so sad!” Trump said.
He also said Comey had “lost the confidence of almost everyone in Washington” and predicted, “When things calm down, they will be thanking me!”
He pledged Comey “will be replaced by someone who will do a far better job, bringing back the spirit and prestige of the FBI.” Read more at Fox News.