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Bannon: I Don't Believe Trump Has Lied

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By    |   Sunday, 17 June 2018 04:32 PM

President Donald Trump has never misled the public or lied to the American people, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told ABC News' Jonathan Karl on Sunday.

Bannon was responding to Karl's statement that Trump "has not always told the truth," a comment he made after playing video of Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign telling supporters, "I will never lie to you. I will never tell you something I do not believe … I will always tell you the truth."

"I don't know that," Bannon replied. "From what I see ... he has [told the truth]. This is another thing to demonize him."

"You think the president's never lied?" Karl pressed in a follow-up question.

"Not to my knowledge, no," replied Bannon. "Except when he called me Sloppy Steve. That's the only time," he joked.

"He says things that are not true all the time," the ABC host retorted.

"I don't believe that," Bannon said. "I think he speaks in a particular vernacular that connects the people in this country."

Bannon, making his first appearance since resigning from his post last August, also backed the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy at the border.

"They're criminals when they come across. OK? Illegally. And that's why they're getting separated," Bannon said.

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President Donald Trump has never misled the public or lied to the American people, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told ABC News' Jonathan Karl on Sunday. Bannon was responding to Karl's statement that Trump "has not always told the truth," a comment he made...
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