In a heated interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper this Monday night, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) revealed that he isn’t aware of any instances of President Trump lying. None.
The two were discussing the recent news surrounding former FBI Director James Comey, and Jordon argued that Comey has no credibility — a claim that Cooper found interesting considering the President’s record with the truth.
“You got to admit, this president has said things which are just demonstrably not true time and time again,” Cooper said. “The list is a very long one, almost on a daily basis.”
Jordan tried to change the subject to recent news surrounding fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and his alleged untruthfulness, but Cooper pointed out that Jordan’s deference to the truth isn’t as strong when it comes to Trump.
According to Jordan, Trump “has always been square” with him. But Cooper asked why he doesn’t hold that same standard to the American people.
“The American people elected him President of the United States,” Jordan said.
“Have you ever heard the president lie? That’s what I’m asking you,” Cooper shot back.
“I have not,” he replied. “And the American people feel like what the treatment he has received from the top…”
“I’m asking you, just yourself,” Cooper interjected. “Have you heard the president lie?”
“I have not,” Jordan replied.
“Really? So when the Washington Post counts hundreds and hundreds of times, none of those are believable to you?”
As Cooper pressed him further on the question, Jordan said, “Nothing comes to mind.”
Watch the full exchange below:
Anderson Cooper: "Have you ever heard the President lie?"
Republican lawmaker Jim Jordan: “I have not.”
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) April 17, 2018
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