Comey says he regrets commenting on Trump's physical appearance in his book
- Former FBI Director James Comey said on "The View" that he regrets writing about President Donald Trump's physical appearance in his new memoir.
- One paragraph in particular, which describes Trump's skin, hair, and hands, has drawn criticism toward Comey and his book.
It sounds like former FBI Director James Comey would like to go back and make an edit to his newly released memoir.
In the latest interview of his weeklong media blitz, Comey told ABC's "The View" on Wednesday that he regrets writing a paragraph in his book describing President Donald Trump's physical appearance.
"If I had to do it over again, I would not put that paragraph in, because it gave people a hand hold to attack the book," Comey said.The paragraph, which describes Trump's skin, hair, and hands, has drawn criticism toward Comey and his book.
Trump's face "appeared slightly orange," Comey wrote in his book, "with bright white half-moons under his eyes where I assumed he placed small tanning goggles," according to The Hill. Comey also noted that Trump's hair "looked to be all his" and wrote that his hands, which Trump is notoriously sensitive about, seemed "smaller" than his, but not "unusually so."
"I didn't think of them as shots, and I still don't," Comey said in an interview on NBC's "Today" on Wednesday morning. "I'm trying to be an author, something I've never been before, and bring the reader into the scene."
James @Comey says he wouldn't include the paragraph in his new book about Pres. Trump's appearance if he "had it to do over again": "It gave people a hand-hold who hadn't read the book to attack the book." https://t.co/f8u2wc159S pic.twitter.com/eIla5YVFyl- The View (@TheView) April 18, 2018