Trump aide with straight face denies 'credibility crisis' at White House: 'The president has never lied to me'
Marc Short appears on MSNBC (screen grab)

White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short on Monday argued that the White House is not facing a "credibility crisis" after Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani suggested that President Donald Trump lied when he claimed that he was not aware of a payoff to adult film star Stormy Daniels.

During an interview on MSNBC, host Hallie Jackson noted that Giuliani had caused problems for the White House communications team, which has repeatedly backed up Trump's claim that he did not know about the payment to Daniels.

"I think Rudy is doing a good job," Short insisted. "I think Rudy is somebody who is not only known as America's mayor, but also served in the Department of Justice previously. He has enough experience."

Jackson pointed out that legal experts have said that Giuliani "opened the president up to legal problems."

"There have been a lot of questions raised of the last 72 hours or so about the credibility of the White House, the credibility of the president," the MSNBC host added. "Do you believe the president has ever lied to you?"

"I don't think the president has ever lied to me," Short answered.

"Do you trust him?" Jackson pressed.

"I do trust him," Short replied. "I think the White House is credible. Just as the president and everyone in the White House has a responsibility to tell the truth to the American people, so does the media have the responsibility to tell the truth in its coverage."

"So you don't think there is an kind of credibility crisis happening with inside the West Wing?" Jackson wondered.

"I don't find a credibility crisis, Hallie," Short smiled.

Watch the video below from MSNBC.