CNN’s John Berman subbed in for host Chris Cuomo on “New Day” Friday, and tried to match Cuomo’s partisan absurdity by calling President Donald Trump a liar.
Berman was interviewing The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman and referenced her article claiming Trump wanted to fire special counsel Robert Mueller in June 2017.
“If your story is true, and CNN has confirmed it. Look, it’s true. It’s not fake news. You do not report fake news. Kellyanne Conway and The president lied. Flat out lied,” Berman said.
“The president flat-out said he’d never thought about [firing Mueller]. That’s a lie. Kellyanne Conway said he’d never discussed it. That too, Maggie apparently, a lie,” Berman continued.
Haberman believes the White House will claim it is not a criminal act to lie to the media and said she had sources privately admit the truth to her, but didn’t give any names or specifics. Her story only cited “four people told of the matter.”
“They will say at the White House, it’s not a crime to lie to the media. And that is true,” she concluded. “But there are times when you need your credibility. And the fact that this was not true and the people who were denying it at the time have acknowledged to me that it was true, is a problem. It’s a problem for people who actually want to accomplish policy.”
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