WATCH: Sarah Huckabee Sanders insists Trump didn’t lie about phone calls she admits never took place
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday denied that President Donald Trump was a liar.
Trump had claimed that the president of Mexico and the head of the Boy Scouts both called him to praise his presidential abilities. But both people refuted Trump’s claims.
“Did he lie?” asked ABC News correspondent Cecilia Vega during a press briefing.
Sanders said Trump was referencing a conversation with the president of Mexico he had at the G20 Hamburg summit and praise he had received from members of the Boy Scouts.
“But the president specifically said he received a phone call from the president of Mexico,” Vega pressed.
“They were direct conversations, not phone calls,” Sanders interrupted.
“So he lied,” Vega shot back. “He didn’t receive that phone call.”
“I wouldn’t say it is a lie. That’s a pretty bold accusation,” Sanders replied. “The conversations took place.”
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