Spicer: I didn’t “knowingly” lie
Sean Spicer told ABC News' Paula Faris that he knows he "made mistakes" while serving under the Trump administration, but said some people have gone too far in criticizing him for them, such as by "questioning his integrity" and calling him a liar.
More quotes from the interview:
- On his infamous statement on inauguration crowd size: "I could've probably had more facts at hand and been more articulate in describing... the entirety of what that day was about."
- On the Russia probe: "There's an issue of executive privilege. And as long as that's not invoked, I will do everything to further... to do my part to further... this investigation coming to a swift conclusion."
- On his Emmy performance: President Trump was "very supportive." "He thought I did a great job...It was very reassuring."
- On media criticism: "I know that there are some folks that, no matter what we say or do...some folks in the media that wanted...[to] think that, you know, everything that we did was wrong and want some blanket apology — that's not happening."