Mr. Trump balked at that description, writing on Twitter, “Was she promised a Supreme Court seat, or AG, in order to lay off Hillary. No golf and grandkids talk (give us all a break)!”
The president’s sharp remarks came hours ahead of Mr. Comey’s first major news media appearance since being fired by President Trump last year. Excerpts from the interview, which will air on ABC News on Sunday night, have been shared by the network after details from Mr. Comey’s book leaked on Thursday.
Mr. Comey’s book, “A Higher Loyalty” describes Mr. Trump as “unethical, and untethered to truth” and compared Mr. Trump to a Mafia boss.
Mr. Comey also speculated about Mr. Trump’s refusal to acknowledge Russia’s attempt to influence the election.
“Maybe it was a contrarian streak,” he wrote, “or maybe it was something more complicated that explained his constant equivocation and apologies for Vladimir Putin.”
Mr. Trump and his allies counterattacked on Friday, and Democrats, many of whom blame Mr. Comey for Mrs. Clinton’s loss in the 2016 election, issued a muted defense.
Mr. Trump continued his criticism of Mr. Comey’s book on Sunday, questioning why Mr. Comey hadn’t used the book to address questions such as why “he gave up Classified Information.”
Amid his tweets about Mr. Comey, Mr. Trump also addressed the latest military strike in Syria, defending his use of the phrase “mission accomplished” and saying the raid was “perfectly carried out.”