Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer is defending himself against accusations that he lied to the American public.
On Thursday, during an interview on "Good Morning America," he said he never “knowingly” lied on behalf of President Donald Trump.
Spicer did admit he had "made mistakes" during his time as press secretary. However he maintains that he was not intentionally dishonest, according to the Business Insider. The mistakes he made, he has attempted to take responsibility for publicly, according to Spicer himself.
"I don't think so," he said when asked if he ever lied to the American people. He added, "I have not knowingly done anything to do that, no."
Again, he conceded that he has made some mistakes.
"In some cases there were things that I did that until someone brought it up, I said, 'Gosh I didn't realize that was a mistake. I'm sorry about that. But to watch some of the personal attacks — questioning my integrity, questioning what my intentions were — I think that was really over the top."
His interview wasn’t his first appearance since leaving the White House. He madea a surprise cameo at the Emmy awards, during a monologue by the award ceremony’s host Stephen Colbert. Spicer stood behind a mock podium to state, "This is the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period."
It was a nod to the claims Spicer made at a press briefing back in January when he proclaimed that Trump's inauguration drew the "largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in-person and around the globe."
That remark was debunked by photographic evidence.
"I think it might have been better to be a lot more specific with what we were talking about in terms of the universe, and not focus so much on photographic evidence, etc.," Spicer said. "So, yes, from that standpoint, I think I probably could have had more facts at hand and been more articulate at describing the entirety of what that day was about."
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