Former Trump campaign aide David Urban was trashed by a fellow Republican co-panelist on CNN and host Anderson Cooper when he made the audacious claim Wednesday night that he’s never heard Donald Trump lie.
“The president’s never lied to me and I don’t think he’s lied to the American people,” Urban told Cooper and GOP strategist Rick Wilson. He went on to say Trump used “hyperbole” on the campaign trail but that none of his boastful statements were outright lies.
“So wait,” Cooper said. “When newspapers report that he has lied or misconstrued facts a total of 3,000 times so far, 6.5 times a day, you’re saying you’ve never heard the president say something which is demonstrably false and he knew was false?”
Urban said he’s “not sat next to the president while he’s made a statement” that was false, and doubled down when Cooper asked him if he’d never even heard Trump lie on TV.
“I think the president is prone to hyperbole, yes absolutely, I absolutely agree with you on that fact,” he said. “Do I think he’s purposefully misleading people? No, I don’t.”
“Wow, OK” Cooper said, with Wilson echoing him.
“I’m not sure I believe you,” the host said as he and Wilson laughed at the Trump booster.
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"You know, Garrett, there may be some people thinking 'Gosh, we just got out of the whole scenario with the Mueller report. Now we have this again,'" said anchor Christi Paul. "Do you get a sense that there are people looking at this saying 'I think I have confidence in the 2020 election?'"
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Earlier on Friday, in an interview with NPR, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said she was still not in favor of impeaching Trump.
CNN analyst and New York Times contributing op-ed writer Wajahat Ali wondered what -- if anything -- could result in Speaker Pelosi backing impeachment.
CNN’s Jim Acosta busts Trump’s whistleblower lies: ‘Just not answering questions in a straightforward fashion’
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The president answered questions about the complaint, which appears to center on a phone call he made to the Ukrainian president, during a White House news conference with Australian prime minister Scott Morrison.
"He did not really answer the question whether or not he spoke with the Ukranian prime minister about former Vice President Joe Biden, at one point saying it doesn't matter what he discussed," Acosta said. "But there are plenty of contradictions here that the president offered up to reporters when he was sitting down in the Oval Office, at one point describing the whistleblower has being partisan and part of a hack job, but at the same time saying he doesn't know who the whistleblower is."