Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyGiuliani told investigators it was OK to 'throw a fake' during campaign DOJ watchdog unable to determine if FBI fed Giuliani information ahead of 2016 election Biden sister has book deal, set to publish in April MORE says in an interview that he would recommend President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal MORE read "The Road to Character," a book from columnist David Brooks about humility.
In an interview with The New York Times's literary editors, Comey recommended the 2015 book to the president while also seemingly taking a shot at Trump's knowledge of the U.S. Constitution.
"The United States Constitution isn’t a book, so I would pick 'The Road to Character,' by David Brooks," Comey said when asked about his recommendation.
Comey also had an interesting answer when asked what he would recommend today's government students read. "'The Terror Presidency,'" Comey responded, referring to the 2007 book that reviewed how ethical decisions were made during the Bush administration during the war on terror.
Other books Comey says are relevant to today's times include “Trust,” by Francis Fukuyama, which Comey says is "about how bonds within a society are made and broken."
"I started it last year and it has become only more relevant, so I need to get back to it," he told the Times.
The former FBI director is promoting his soon-to-published book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.”
The book includes a number of revelations about the early days of the Trump presidency, including Comey's conversations with Trump about salacious allegations made in an unverified dossier created by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele.
In response to excerpts released from the book, the president slammed Comey in a pair of tweets posted early Friday morning, calling the fired FBI chief an "untruthful slime ball."
"James Comey is a proven LEAKER & LIAR. Virtually everyone in Washington thought he should be fired for the terrible job he did-until he was, in fact, fired. He leaked CLASSIFIED information, for which he should be prosecuted. He lied to Congress under OATH," Trump tweeted Friday morning.
"He is a weak and untruthful slime ball who was, as time has proven, a terrible Director of the FBI. His handling of the Crooked Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonAttorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty Attorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation Durham seeking indictment of lawyer with ties to Democrats: reports MORE case, and the events surrounding it, will go down as one of the worst 'botch jobs' of history. It was my great honor to fire James Comey," he added.