Former FBI Director James Comey says that Americans will eventually grow tired of President Trump and realize that it wasn’t “worth it” because he “threatens” their values, adding he is hopeful Trump won’t be re-elected in 2020.
“The rhythm of history, of American history, tells us that eventually, the American people in their great mass will tire of him and come to realize that he threatens what is essentially America, which is our values,” Comey said in an interview with The Economist.
“You’re starting to see a little of that with the treatment of children at the border, but if history is a guide, and I believe it is, the American people will tire of the show, and come to see that whatever trade they convinced themselves was worth it to elect such a person, it isn’t in the long run worth it,” Comey said.
The Hill added:
The ex-FBI chief, who was fired by Trump last year, said he was also hopeful that the Democratic party would nominate a candidate who could appeal to the “great middle” ahead of the next presidential election.
Comey also said that he hopes to become part of a “conversation to awaken the giant” that is the American people and that they realize “that a threat to our values transcends politics and that you can’t have a president that doesn’t reflect American values.”
“Maybe the fever won’t break until a second term, but the lesson of American history is it inevitably breaks,” Comey added.