Heres the real winner in the Trump Comey war of words

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Heres the real winner in the Trump Comey war of words

The longstanding war of words between President Donald Trump and former FBI director James Comey escalated this weekend in advance of the highly anticipated Tuesday release of Comey's tell-all book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership."

Comey describes the Trump presidency as "a forest fire" in his book, and in an ABC News interview Sunday evening he compared Trump to a mob boss and said he was "morally unfit to be president."

Trump meanwhile ramped up his tweet-slams on the former prosecutor he fired last year. On Friday he called Comey an "untruthful slime ball" in a tweet, and in a Sunday tweet said that "Slippery James Comey" would "go down as the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!"

One would hope such a war of words would remain beneath the dignity of a sitting president and a former FBI director, but it has not.

Comey is winning the war chiefly because he is more credible than the president, but he has been bloodied in the process.

Comey claimed the president asked for a pledge of personal loyalty at a dinner in January. Mr. Trump tweeted Sunday that he "never asked Comey for Personal Loyalty."

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Posted By: cnbc.com

Date Posted: Mon, 16 Apr 2018, 04:38 pm

Tags: James Comey,Donald Trump

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