Trump Blasts "Pathetic" Critics Over Comey Firing

Trump Blasts "Pathetic" Critics Over Comey Firing
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Trump's Latest Target: Embattled FBI Director James Comey
Trump's Latest Target: Embattled FBI Director James Comey

Donald Trump launched a stinging attack on his critics last night at the end of the most turbulent week of his presidency.

Mr Trump has been heavily criticised over his brutal firing of FBI boss James Comey while he was in the middle of a probe into Russia’s role in last year’s US election and possible financial ties between Trump and Russia – links which the President has repeatedly denied.

But last night in a speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, a bullish Mr Trump hit back, saying: ‘Nothing is easier or more pathetic than being a critic. The future belongs to the dreamers not to the critics. The future belongs to people who follow their hearts, not to the critics.

‘The more a broken system tells you that you’re wrong, the more you must keep pushing forward.’

The President was lambasted for firing Mr Comey by letter, and for the fact that the FBI director learned he had been sacked through TV reports.

Last night Mr Trump announced Mr Comey’s successor would be announced ‘very soon’ – four candidates were interviewed for the post yesterday.

Those in the running include acting FBI director James McCabe, New York judge Michael Garcia, and defence lawyer Alice Fisher. She is the first woman to be considered for the FBI job.

The President’s speech was greeted by cheers from students at Liberty, an evangelical Christian university whose president, Jerry Falwell, was an early supporter of Mr Trump.

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