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Comey: 'Rhythm of History' Predicts Americans Will 'Tire' of Trump

Comey: 'Rhythm of History' Predicts Americans Will 'Tire' of Trump
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By    |   Tuesday, 26 June 2018 02:42 PM

Disgraced former FBI director James Comey said history predicts that Americans will eventually "tire" of President Donald Trump's "show," comparing his tenure to that of Sen. Joseph McCarthy.

Comey made the comments last week during a podcast interview with The Economist, hosted by Anne McElvoy.

"The rhythm of history, of American history, tells us that eventually, the American people in their great mass will tire of him and come to realize that he threatens what is essentially America, which is our values," Comey told McElvoy.

The interview was part of Comey's continued road show to peddle his book, "A Higher Loyalty."

"You're starting to see a little of that with the treatment of children at the border, but if history is a guide, and I believe it is, the American people will tire of the show, and come to see that whatever trade they convinced themselves was worth it to elect such a person, it isn't in the long run, worth it," Comey said.

That said, Comey said he's not confident that Trump will get voted out in 2020, envisioning a scenario where Trump has a "strategy of winning with 33, 34 percent of the vote, his base."

"The American people — that are essentially ethical good people, and have them realize that a threat to our values transcends politics and that you can't have a president that doesn't reflect American values. Maybe that won't happen, maybe the fever won't break until a second term, but the lesson of American history is it inevitably breaks," Comey said.

Comey then cited McCarthy, who "dominated American politics" in the 1950s but then the "fever broke and Joseph McCarthy was ruined and then disgraced."

"That's the rhythm of American history," Comey said.

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