CNN’s Anderson Cooper confronted Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) late Monday, asking whether he believes that President Trump lies.
“You got to admit, this president has said things which are just demonstrably not true time and time again. The list is a very long one, almost on a daily basis,” Cooper said.
Jordan fired back, saying former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe “has said things that aren’t true.”
“So you’re very bold in calling out Andrew McCabe, not so bold on the president of the United States,” Cooper said. “You haven’t heard the president lie?”
Jordan said Trump has always been “square” with him. When asked whether Trump has ever lied to the American people, Jordan said voters elected him to be president.
“Have you ever heard the president lie?” Cooper asked again.
“I have not,” Jordan said.
When asked again about whether Trump has ever said something publicly that is a lie, Jordan said “nothing comes to mind.”
The Hill added:
The exchange came when the two were discussing comments made by former FBI Director James Comey.
During an interview that aired Sunday, Comey said he thinks Trump is “morally unfit to be president.” He described the president as a serial liar and a “stain” on everyone who worked for him.
Trump has lashed out in recent days against Comey, referring to him as a “slimeball” and saying he will go down as the worst FBI director in history.
In 406 days, Trump has made 2,436 false or misleading claims (more than 5.6 claims a day), according to the Washington Post.