The New York Post reports FBI Director James Comey did Donald Trump a favor by clearing Hillary Clinton of criminal wrongdoing in the email scandal, Trump said Wednesday while telling The Post in a wide-ranging interview that she’s so “corrupt” that there’s no one else he’d rather face in the general election.
In a sit-down interview in a gold-trimmed, wood-paneled boardroom on the 26th floor of Trump Tower, the presumptive GOP presidential candidate described Clinton as deeply flawed and extremely vulnerable.
“I would rather face her than Bernie,” Trump said, alluding to the prospect that Democrats would have replaced Clinton had she been indicted. “I would rather face her than almost anybody else.”
Trump said his odds of winning have increased now that he’s sure the Democratic Party won’t be dumping Clinton at their own convention at the end of the month.
Clinton remains the second-least-favored person ever to run for president, according to public polls — just behind Trump himself.
Late Wednesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch accepted Comey’s recommendation that Clinton not be criminally prosecuted by announcing that no charges would be brought against her.
Trump has called the decision giving Clinton a pass a “total miscarriage of justice.”
His confidence comes a week-and-a-half before he’s set to accept the Republican nomination in Cleveland and from some recent poll numbers that he said show him leading the race.
He insisted he’s not continuing his presidential campaign for fun, as some critics have alleged.
“I’m doing it to make America great again,” Trump declared.