President Donald Trump made a surprise appearance on “Fox & Friends” Friday morning to weigh in on a slew of other issues facing his administration, including the recently released inspector general report, which he said showed evidence of bias at the “top level” of the FBI.
Wow, the highest rated (by far) morning show, @foxandfriends, is on the Front Lawn of the White House. Maybe I’ll have to take an unannounced trip down to see them?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2018
The president made a surprise walk out to the front lawn of the White House to talk to Fox News’ Steve Doocy, and he argued that the report from the Justice Department inspector general on the FBI’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails shows that the FBI was “plotting against my election.”
But Trump made clear that he’s not satisfied with the inspector general’s conclusion that bias among some FBI officials didn’t affect the procedures of the Clinton or Russia investigations.
“The end result was wrong. I mean, there was total bias,” Trump told Doocy. “The report — the IG report — was a horror show. I thought that one sentence of conclusion was ridiculous.”
Watch President Trump’s impromptu interview with “Fox & Friends” below:
Trump went on to bash the newly revealed text conversations between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page in which Strzok said “we’ll stop” Trump from becoming president, a crucial detail Trump used as evidence of bias within the FBI.
“That was the most biased set of circumstances I’ve ever seen in my life,” he said.
The president also slammed former FBI Director James Comey, saying he led the “scum” at the top of the FBI to oppose Trump and benefit Clinton.
“I think Comey was the ringleader of this whole den of thieves,” he said, explaining that most of the lower level officials at the FBI aren’t biased.
Trump went on to address other topics, including North Korea, trade, and immigration before heading back to the West Wing.