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Comey: Trump treats women like 'meat,' is 'morally unfit to be president'

Former FBI Director James Comey, in a wide-ranging interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos that aired Sunday night, accused President Trump of treating "women like they're pieces of meat" and lying "constantly about matters big and small and [insisting] the American people believe it."

He scoffed at people who believe Trump must be in the early stages of dementia, saying, "I don't think he's medically unfit to be president. I think he's morally unfit to be president." Comey also said the so-called "Steele dossier," compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, "is coming from a credible source, someone with a track record," and said it's entirely possible the Russian government has material that could be used to blackmail Trump.

Comey discussed his brief working relationship with Trump, which came to an abrupt end when he was fired last May. He recounted a one-on-one dinner he had with Trump, who told him, "I expect loyalty. I need loyalty." Comey said his remarks caught him by "surprise," and he didn't tell him he was wrong to demand this because he needed to "find a way to work with this administration and protect the values of the FBI and so ... I couldn't think of a clever response." This was the first interview Comey conducted as part of a promotional blitz surrounding the publication of his new book A Higher Loyalty, out Tuesday.