The White House director of strategic communications slammed former FBI Director James Comey as being “delusional” and insulted him as “Fake Comey” during a combative interview with MSNBC’s Kristen Welker.
Mercedes Schalpp was unable to back up Trump’s claims of vindication in the Russian conspiracy and obstruction of justice investigations by special counsel Robert Mueller, but did have plenty of vitriol against a private citizen to fill the airwaves.
“First, I want to get your take on the breaking news that we learned today, the fact in the DNC is suing the Russian government, the Trump campaign, and Wikileaks for meddling in the U.S. election. What do you make of that?” Welker asked. “Does that add to an already very complicated political picture there for you guys at the White House?”
“This is obviously an issue that we stay focused on as we know the president and his team have remained tough on Russia,” Schlapp claimed. “We are holding them accountable.”
Welker also asked about the James Comey memos.
James Comey Memos just out and show clearly that there was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION. Also, he leaked classified information. WOW! Will the Witch Hunt continue?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2018
Despite repeated questioning by the host, Schlapp failed to defend President Trump’s claims of vindication by demonstrating where in the Comey memos it was proven that there was no collusion and no obstruction.
“We are talking about Fake Comey,” Schlapp blasted. “What he has decided is to put his ego in front of the security of the American people.”
“I think it’s very clear that Comey himself was delusional in so many cases,” she continued. “So for this man to now go on his disgruntled, failing PR tour is, I think, something that is something that should be deeply concerning, the fact that you have an FBI Director who is more concerned about his own ego, about his own popularity than he is about doing what is the right work for the American people.”
In fact, Comey’s long tenure working for the American people ended when President Trump fired him.