May 10, 2017 / 4:10 PM / 2 years ago

Trump says he fired FBI chief because he 'wasn't doing a good job'

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 10, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he fired FBI Director James Comey because he was not doing a good job.

“He wasn’t doing a good job, very simply. He wasn’t doing a good job,” Trump told reporters at the Oval Office during a brief photo op as he met with Henry Kissinger, a former secretary of state.

Trump declined to answer further questions about the firing, which was announced on Tuesday and stunned Washington.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Frances Kerry

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