Far from creating a new norm where lying is widely accepted, the Trump presidency has ignited a focus on truth and ethics. Parents are talking to their children about truth-telling, about respect for all people, about rejecting prejudice and hate. Schools and religious institutions are talking about values-driven leadership.
In this quote, Comey shows us that while it might seem like the world is falling apart and lying is becoming a new norm; the opposite is actually happening. We as a culture are becoming more aware of this toxic form of governance and ensuring that it won't happen again through a variety of educational and new social exchanges. Comey here is being optimistic and showing us that maybe something good can come from this bad situation. Let's hope he is right.