Comey: My book recommendation to Trump is ‘The Road to Character’
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Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyTrump has list of top intelligence officials he'll fire if he wins reelection: report Trump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Trump remarks put pressure on Barr MORE says in an interview that he would recommend President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump admin to announce coronavirus vaccine will be covered under Medicare, Medicaid: report Election officials say they're getting suspicious emails that may be part of malicious attack on voting: report McConnell tees up Trump judicial pick following Supreme Court vote 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 ClintonHouse Judiciary Republicans mockingly tweet 'Happy Birthday' to Hillary Clinton after Barrett confirmation Hillary Clinton tweets 'vote them out' after Senate GOP confirm Barrett CNN: Kayleigh McEnany praised Biden as 'man of the people' in 2015 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.