Trump on Comey's firing: There's 'no right time to do it'

Kristopher Drake
May 14, 2017

"Everybody's convinced: They say there is no collusion", Trump said. But he appeared to be saying the press briefings would perhaps be smoother if he himself was at the helm. Pirro then asked whether Spicer would be around in the future, Trump simply said that he had "been there from the beginning". As you know, I have the decision to make, and I have to make the decision. "You know, it depends on how you define loyalty, No. 1; No. 2, I don't know how it got out there because I didn't ask that question".

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Jeanine Pirro's interview with President Donald Trump on Fox News was, like most Trump interviews, newsworthy in a few ways. "They're going to start to cry". "We have wonderful people representing this country, I can tell you".

But Trump went on to defend his press secretary, Sean Spicer, and his deputy Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Trump earlier Friday issued a cryptic threat to Comey amid a flood of leaks to the media from the White House. You know Sean Spicer. He's a nice man ... Let's say I did it on January 20, the opening, right, and that would have been the big story as opposed to the inauguration.

"I think the Senate will come up with some really, really great additions and changes", Trump continued. "I was thinking about it during this period of time".

Trump also suggested during the interview that he might end White House Press Briefings, and he insisted that he never asked Comey to swear loyalty to him.

Pressed by Pirro on whether he asked Comey for his loyalty, Trump responded: "No, I didn't, but I don't think it would be a bad question to ask".

Trump also reiterated that he would build the wall on the USA border with Mexico to stop illegal immigration, said that members of the notorious MS-13 street gang were "going very, very fast" and emphasized that American voters are "seeing through" the negative news reports about him and his administration.

"It's amusing, when you listen to Schumer and other people talking about Comey, then go back a few months and get their statements from a few months ago, they could not stand him".

"Well, that I can't talk about", Trump told Fox News's Jeanine Pirro in the clip released Friday.

"He said, 'I had no idea that that's what she was gonna talk about ..."

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