“Wow… ok. I am not sure I believe you that that’s what you really believe”— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) May 3, 2018
Anderson Cooper responds to former Trump campaign strategist David Urban's claim that he’s never heard President Trump tell a lie. #KeepingThemHonesthttps://t.co/mkR40Khqty pic.twitter.com/3orSyv51M5
“The president’s never lied to me and I don’t think the president’s lied to the American people,” former Trump campaign strategist David Urban said on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” Wednesday. “I think the president is prone to hyperbole, yes, absolutely. Do I think he’s purposefully misleading the American people? No, I don’t.”
Cooper simply stared into the camera for seconds before responding: “Wow. Wow. Okay. I am not sure I believe ... that’s what you really believe ... Factually, he has said things which are not true, and which he obviously knows are not true.”
Urban stuck to his story even when Cooper pointed out findings by The Washington Post earlier this week that Trump has lied or misconstrued facts more than 3,000 times in 466 days — “6.5 false claims a day.” Cooper added: “You’re saying you’ve never heard the president say something which is demonstrably false and he knew was false?”
Urban laughed: “You’re asking me my opinion.”
Check out the clip above.