Fox News host: Comey sounds like an emotional 'schoolgirl'

Fox News host Jesse Watters blasted former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyTrump: Yates either lying or grossly incompetent Yates spars with GOP at testy hearing Trump knocks Sally Yates ahead of congressional testimony MORE on Friday, saying that he sounds more like a "schoolgirl" than a "lawman" in his forthcoming book.

"He’s supposed to be a lawman. And, you know, he sounds like a schoolgirl," Watters said on Fox News's "The Five."

"He’s emotional, he’s socially awkward, he can’t even be alone with the president of the United States. How weird is that. ... He sounds like a sensitive little child.”

Watters also ripped Comey for his stewardship of the nation's top law enforcement agency, accusing him of having "diminished the credibility of the FBI."


Watters's comments came as passages from Comey's upcoming book, "A Higher Loyalty," surfaced in the media starting Thursday.

The book recounts the FBI's investigation into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton labels Trump coronavirus executive actions a 'stunt' What Trump got wrong by pushing coal Trump is fighting the wrong war MORE's handling of classified information, as well as Comey's interactions with President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggests some states may 'pay nothing' as part of unemployment plan Trump denies White House asked about adding him to Mount Rushmore Trump, US face pivotal UN vote on Iran MORE

In the book, Comey offers a scathing assessment of the president, casting him as unethical, self-interested and "untethered to truth."

He also delivers some more personal jabs at Trump, mocking his "too long" tie and suggesting the “bright white half-moons” under his eyes are the result of tanning goggles.

Trump fired Comey last year, ostensibly for his handling of the Clinton investigation. He later acknowledged that the FBI probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election also factored into his decision to oust the former FBI director.