Former FBI director James Comey's "landmark" interview with ABC News is set to air on Sunday, but before Comey's candid thoughts on the president hit the airwaves, Trump got the first word on social media.
Early Sunday morning, Trump, in what has now become a tradition, took to Twitter to air his grievances against Comey, calling him "slippery," and claiming that Comey will go down as the "worst FBI director in history."
Slippery James Comey, a man who always ends up badly and out of whack (he is not smart!), will go down as the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2018
The president also took direct issue with some of the claims Comey is making in his newly-published book, including that Comey re-opened the Clinton email case simply to clear the presumed future president of any wrongdoing ahead of her election.
Unbelievably, James Comey states that Polls, where Crooked Hillary was leading, were a factor in the handling (stupidly) of the Clinton Email probe. In other words, he was making decisions based on the fact that he thought she was going to win, and he wanted a job. Slimeball!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2018
The big questions in Comey’s badly reviewed book aren’t answered like, how come he gave up Classified Information (jail), why did he lie to Congress (jail), why did the DNC refuse to give Server to the FBI (why didn’t they TAKE it), why the phony memos, McCabe’s $700,000 & more?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2018
Trump also accused Comey of hiding behind former Obama administration officials.
Comey throws AG Lynch “under the bus!” Why can’t we all find out what happened on the tarmac in the back of the plane with Wild Bill and Lynch? Was she promised a Supreme Court seat, or AG, in order to lay off Hillary. No golf and grandkids talk (give us all a break)!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2018
And called into question Comey's "evidence" for suggesting Trump is unfit for office.
I never asked Comey for Personal Loyalty. I hardly even knew this guy. Just another of his many lies. His “memos” are self serving and FAKE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2018
In his early morning proclamations, Trump also hit out at media organizations criticizing his use of the term "mission accomplished" in regards to the airstrikes in Syria, suggesting the Syria raid was so successful that a larger military campaign may not be needed.
Comey's interview with George Stephanopoulos will air Sunday night.