Comey Friend Explains “Calculated” Public Hug From Trump

Yeah, I’m pretty sure I would have felt the same way.
A close friend of James Comey’s, Brookings Institution fellow, Benjamin Wittes, spoke on PBS’ “NewsHour” Thursday night, and told of an incident between Comey and President Trump that went down earlier this year.
It was a White House event held to honor the law enforcement who had worked security during Trump’s inauguration. Comey was among those invited.
Wittes said Comey “really did not want to go to that meeting” and tried to distance himself from Trump to ensure the FBI’s independence from the White House. Comey, who is 6 feet 8 inches tall, was wearing a dark blue suit and stood near the similarly colored curtains in the back of the room, hoping that Trump would not spot him.
Trump did end up calling out Comey.
“Right at the end, Trump singles [Comey] out in a fashion that [Comey] regarded as sort of calculated,”

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