Former FBI director James Comey’s 86-year-old father did not take too kindly to the president of the United States reportedly calling his son a “nut job.”
In an interview with CNN, J. Brien Comey said Saturday his son was fired because President Donald Trump was “scared to death of him.”
“[James] didn’t give him 100 percent loyalty, and he demands that of people who work with him,” the elder Comey said, coming across as someone who consumes a little too much cable news. “[James] said he would give 100 percent honesty, but not loyalty.”
He was also clear about his views of Trump, who he said “runs around lying most of the day.”
“Oh my God, I think he should be impeached immediately — yesterday,” Comey stated. “He’s a very incompetent guy. He’s out of his league.”
He took that criticism a step further in an interview with NorthJersey.com.
While his son has been silent about the alleged smear, Comey, proved that the family can give as good as it gets.
“I’m convinced that he’s nuts,” the father said of Trump. “I thought he belonged in an institution. He was crazy before he became president. Now he’s really crazy.”
He revisited that theme when he acknowledged that even though he’s a Republican, he didn’t vote for Trump.
“I think the man should be in a home quite honestly, he’s crazy as a hoot,” Comey said.
Apple. Tree. Gravity.
Here’s a sampling of what social media users think of the “news,” from Twitter:
Comey's father's barber told NY Times reporter's neighbor's babysitter that Trump was jealous of Comey's hair
— Chip Formica (@chipformica) May 20, 2017
— Nicholas Walker Ph.D (@Nicknackwalker) May 20, 2017
@cnni If Comey had something on Trump. Trump would have kissed his butt. Comey has nothing. Because there is no there there. Trump knows it.
— Craig Meidinger (@CraigMeidinger) May 20, 2017
@cnni Comey is such a bad ass his dad has to defend him.
— Vulture?? (@ThickRopeShoot) May 20, 2017
@cnni I believe T does not comply by the normal rules of behavior. Comey was not “loyal” to him, firing him was impulsive, which is how T works.
— writethewrong (@themightyjungle) May 20, 2017
@cnni His mother said he was the most handsome agent in the bureau too. Who cares?
— me1982 (@NMetcalf1982) May 20, 2017
@thehill Trump knows better than anyone that he has no ties to Russia. Knowing this he knows for a fact Comey isn’t doing his job well. Simple
— CithrahsPresident (@eighth888) May 21, 2017
— Taylor (@taylor_1776) May 21, 2017
@thehill You’ve quoted his son, now his father. No real news??
— Patty Smith (@pattysmith704) May 21, 2017
@dcexaminer He called his daddy? Lmao
— Mike Vinci (@VinciMike) May 20, 2017
@dcexaminer but what does Comey’s 3rd grade teacher say……..
— Live Free (@Freedom55555553) May 20, 2017
@dcexaminer Oh and his son is certainly the Sane one. LOL!! Sounds like the whole Comey group are a bunch of idiots.
— Gary Whittaker (@bugsbunney) May 20, 2017
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