President Trump on Thursday declined to say if he would fire FBI Director Christopher A. Wray after the election but called him “disappointing.”
Speaking with Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo, Mr. Trump hardly offered a ringing endorsement of the FBI director he appointed in 2017. But he stopped short of saying he would ax Mr. Wray.
Mr. Trump’s comments come after a series of public disputes between the two, including Mr. Wray questioning the legitimacy of the president’s voter fraud claims.
“I don’t want to say [whether Mr. Wray will be fired] yet,” Mr. Trump said in the interview. “He has been disappointing. He talks about, you know, even the voting thing that he doesn’t see the voting ballots as a problem. There are thousands of ballots right there. You pick up any paper in the country, practically, and they’re cheating all over the place on ballots. How is that not a problem?
“That’s a much bigger problem than