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Trump 'morally unfit' for office, fired FBI chief: Comey tells ABC

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is "morally unfit" to be of the United States, former FBI told in an interview broadcast.

"I don't buy this stuff about him being mentally incompetent or early stages of dementia," said of Trump, according to a transcript from

"I don't think he's medically unfit to be I think he's morally unfit to be president," he said.

"Our must embody respect and adhere to the values that are at the core of this country. The most important being truth. This president is not able to do that," he said.

Trump fired in May 2017, citing the FBI's behavior in investigating Democrat and its probe into possible Trump campaign collusion with to tilt the 2016

Just 11 days before the election, Comey announced that the FBI would reopen an investigation into Clinton's possible misuse of a while she was -- a move she has said played a part in her loss to Trump.

The president lashed out at Comey in a series of tweets earlier Sunday, saying that the email probe was handled "stupidly" and calling Comey a "slime ball.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 08:50 IST