Hey James, you got it half right.
You will most definitely have a new permanent residence, it just won’t be New Zealand.
It will be an island locale of sorts though, except it will be a Bay.
You ok with that?
Of course, that’s just my opinion and suspicion! And hope!
But let’s jump to what Comey actually said.
Here's the full transcript:
NICOLE WALLACE: Recently there was a New York Times article, I don’t want to summarize it, but what sticks out to me is the picture — you’re standing in your living room in a sea of toys. You talk about your life and what you want for the country and for the end of this presidency. Do you wanted to come sooner than later?
JAMES COMEY: Change in the administration? I am optimistic that even if there is not in impeachment proceeding and a removal from office, the American people are going to pass judgment on what kind of country we want to be. We have strong disagreement on policy grounds and I hope there’s diversity on policy here. I don’t care what your views are. I hope you articulate and defend and listen and debate them — That’s important. But we have something in common and I said it with the first question you asked. We have a set of values at the core of this country that hold this place together. I tried to explain to kids something that most of you know, we shouldn’t exist.
We don’t have the normal human glue that holds a country together. We don’t have a common ancestry, common language, common faith. We have nothing in common except a set of values. That is the glue in the United States that holds Republicans, Democrats, and independents together. And I think the American people are alert to the threat that is above our policy disagreements, which are important. Guns are an incredibly important issue. Immigration, abortion, taxes are really important. Above that is something we have in common that’s non-negotiable. Our leaders must reflect on the glue that holds us together. Their cannot be people who lie all the time. They just can’t. I hope people see that is true whether they are Republicans or Democrats.
WALLACE: What if [Trump] wins again? Will you still believe that?
COMEY: I will be, from my new home in New Zeland, I will still believe in America.
Here's more from Newsweek:
Former FBI Director James Comey joked that he'll move to New Zealand should President Donald Trump win reelection in 2020, talking at length Saturday about how diversity and the American people's integrity will outlast any one administration.
Comey, who was fired by Trump in May 2017, spoke at Politicon this weekend about his hopes and desires for the country moving forward. He focused on his belief that there is a "set of values" which holds Americans together, where "common ancestry" and "common faith" did in the past. Looking to perhaps bring Comey back to reality for a second, MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace asked the former FBI director if he will still hold such lofty views if Trump wins against in 2020.
"What if [Trump] wins again? Will you still believe that?" Wallace asked Comey.
"I will be," Comey replied, doubling down on his belief in a common set of American values, before adding, "From my new home in New Zealand, I will still believe in America.
Previously, Wallace asked Comey to talk at length about any hope for Republicans, Democrats and Independents being able to work and live together moving forward. Comey made it clear in less subtle terms that he would like to see Trump lose in the upcoming election.
"Talk about what do you want for this country and for the end of this presidency, do you want it to come sooner rather than later?" Wallace asked Comey Saturday.
"The change in this administration? Yea. I'm optimistic but even if there isn't an impeachment proceeding and a removal from office, whether or not that happens, the American people are going to pass judgment on what kind of better country we want to be," Comey replied.
"We have strong disagreement on policy grounds and I hope there's diversity on policy here. I don't care what your views are. I hope you articulate and defend and listen and debate them — That's important. But we have something in common...We have a set of values at the core of this country that hold this place together. I tried to explain to kids something that most of you know, we shouldn't exist."
Wallace at one point poked fun at a photograph Comey him in The New York Times producing an article which featured a photograph of him standing in his living room surrounded by toys. And Comey concluded that he thinks the U.S. will not only overcome the Trump administration, but will be able to tackle such issues as immigration, abortion, guns and tax reform.
Comey continued: "Above that is something we have in common that's non-negotiable. Our leaders must reflect on the glue that holds us together. There cannot be people who lie all the time. They just can't. I hope people see that is true whether they are Republicans or Democrats."
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