President Donald Trump is defending his decision to fire the FBI Director. On Wednesday, the president repeated his assertion that James Comey was not up to the job, and he blasted Democratic critics who are upset with the move and vowed to replace Comey with someone "far better."

"Comey lost the confidence of almost everyone in Washington, Republican and Democrat alike. When things calm down, they will be thanking me," Trump wrote in a series of posts on Twitter one day after he fired the top U.S. law enforcement official. Comey had been leading a probe into the Trump 2016 presidential campaign's possible collusion with Russia to influence the election outcome.