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The Trump White House took lying to a new level with this ABC interview

Last week, President Trump resurrected the blatantly false claim that “millions of illegal voters” cost him the popular vote. This morning, Trump’s senior policy adviser Stephen Miller robotically and unapologetically repeated those false claims to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.

It was quite a site to behold. With zero evidence, Miller spoke to Stephanopoulos as if the ABC host was the one who had the burden of proof.

Miller said that “anyone who’s worked in New Hampshire politics” is aware of the alleged voter fraud problem, but a visibly frustrated Stephanopoulos asked him to provide evidence for the claims.

“It’s very real, it’s very serious. This morning on this show is not the venue for me lay out all the evidence, but I can tell you this: Voter fraud is a serious problem in this country,” Miller said.

“Hold a second,”Stephanopoulos interjected. “I’m asking you as the White House senior policy adviser, the president made a statement saying he was the victim of voter fraud. Do you have any evidence?”

Miller replied that “if this is an issue that interests you, then we can talk about it more in the future,” adding that Stephanopolous should “invite Kris Kobach onto your show and he can walk you through some of the evidence of voter fraud.”

Kobach, who is Kansas’ Secretary of State and a vocal Trump supporter, cited a 2012 Pew Research Center study that found around one million voter registrations were outdated in 2008 but found no evidence that voter fraud resulted. Nevertheless, the Trump administration continues to cite the study as evidence.

Stephanopolous again reminded Miller that he still has no evidence for his claims.

“George, it is a fact and you will not deny it, that are massive numbers of non-citizens in this country who are registered to vote. That is a scandal. We should stop the presses and as a country we should be aghast about the fact that you have people who have no right to vote in this country registered to vote, canceling out the franchise of lawful citizens of this country,” Miller said.

“That’s the story we should be talking about,” Miller continued. “And I’m prepared to go on any show, anywhere, any time, and repeat it and say the President of the United States is correct, 100 percent.”

Stephanopolous wrapped the interview by reminding viewers there was still no proof regarding Miller’s claims of voter fraud.

“You just repeated that you just made those declarations, but for the record you’ve provided zero evidence that the president was the victim of massive voter fraud in New Hampshire,” Stephanopolous said. “You have provided zero evidence of the president’s claim that he would’ve won the popular vote if 3 to 5 million illegal immigrants hadn’t voted. Zero evidence for either one of those claims. Thanks a lot for joining us in the morning.”

Watch the exchange in the video below:

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