Comey Trashes Trump in Canada Days Before Quebec G7 Meeting

Fired FBI Director James Comey trashed President Donald Trump in front of a Canadian audience days before Trump will be attending the G7 summit in Quebec, saying the world is less secure, the other G7 leaders could not trust Trump and that long-standing relations don’t matter to Trump because, “It’s all about him.”

Comey, who secretly investigated Trump and then set him up for a Special Counsel investigation with leaks after he was fired, also demeaned Trump as being obsessed with him, “President Trump tweets about me like I’m some relationship he can’t get over.”

Canadian headlines reflected Comey’s trashing of Trump.

The Globe and Mail: G7 leaders can’t trust Trump, former FBI director James Comey says

iPolitics.ca: Trump doesn’t care about anyone but himself: Comey

Comey, who was fired by Trump a year ago May, spoke at the Canada 2020 fifth annual conference. Canada 2020 bills itself as “Canada’s leading progressive think-tank”. The think tank tied Comey’s appearance to the G7 summit in it’s April press release.

16 April 2018 (Ottawa) – Former FBI Director James Comey will speak at Canada 2020, Canada’s leading progressive think-tank, on June 5th in Ottawa. Mr. Comey will be one of the keynote speakers at this year’s 5th Annual Canada 2020 Conference, an annual gathering of Canada’s progressive policy community. Speakers in the past have included Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Sir Richard Branson, and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The themes of this year’s conference mirror that of the G7 Leaders Summit, happening later that week in Charlevoix, Quebec. Mr. Comey’s memoir, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies & Leadership will be released tomorrow. For more information about the event, please visit canada2020conference.com.

The media was not allowed to make video or audio recordings of Comey’s remarks, according to CTV News reporter Glen McGregor, “Former FBI director James Comey speaks at Canada 2020 event in Ottawa today. Journalists are not allowed to broadcast video or audio of his remarks. (Trying to imagine reaction if this was in the US)”


Photographs and notes were allowed.

“Comey on Trump: “He has a craving for affirmation I’ve never seen in an adult before…. It’s all about what’s going to fill a hole (within Trump).” Says fellow G7 leaders cannot trust him.”

Excerpt from the iPolitics report:

Little matters more to the current U.S. president than Donald Trump himself, says a former FBI director — including important, long-standing relationships with allies.

“It’s all about him,” James Comey told attendees at the annual Canada 2020 conference in Ottawa Tuesday.

Trump “is a person who has a craving for affirmation … that I have never seen in an adult before,” the former FBI director explained.

It’s a reality those who advise and deal directly with him must take into account.

“Appeals to patriotism, to standards in norms and traditions and the productivity of, you know, the centuries old relationship between countries and the effectiveness and lives saved, none of that matters,” Comey said in response to a question about how he would profile the U.S. president.

When asked by iPolitics to elaborate on that remark following his discussion, Comey declined.”

Excerpt from the Globe and Mail:

James Comey says the world is less secure since Donald Trump won the U.S. election and that G7 leaders cannot trust anything the President says.

The former FBI director, who was fired by Mr. Trump last year, cautioned world leaders to be “very, very careful” in their interactions with the U.S. President.

“He has a craving for affirmation that I’ve never seen in an adult before,” Mr. Comey said during an appearance at the left-leaning Canada 2020 conference in Ottawa on Tuesday.

“It’s all, ‘What will fill this hole inside me?’”

…When asked by CTV journalist Evan Solomon, who was moderating Tuesday’s discussion, if fellow G7 leaders can trust what Mr. Trump says, Mr. Comey replied, “No.”

“That doesn’t mean he’s not telling the truth from time to time. That also doesn’t mean that he’s not going to make a decision that an objective person would consider ethical,” Mr. Comey said.

“It’s just he’s never going to make it for the reasons that an ethical leader would make it.”

The result, Mr. Comey argues, is that the world has become less secure.

…“President Trump tweets about me like I’m some relationship he can’t get over,” Mr. Comey said.”

The 44th G7 summit starts on Friday and ends the following day. Leaders from the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the E.U. will be attending.

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