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Trump / Phone Calls Claims / A Discussion #1114069

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 02, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The claims from President Trump about two phone calls that never happened introduced. [TRUMP - says the president of Mexico called.] A statement from Mexico that President Enrique Pena Nieto has not been in phone contact with Trump quoted. [White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - clarifies Trump's statements about Mexico.] What the "Wall Street Journal" said about mixed reactions to Trump's Boy Scouts speech introduced; Trump quoted about the praise of his speech in a phone call & the denial from the Scouts quoted. [SANDERS - clarifies the Boy Scout congratulations for Trump's speech: not a lie.] The point being that Trump makes up minor things so easily explained with other examples cited; audio played of "John Miller" phone calls made by Trump acting as his publicist played long ago.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's S.E Cupp, Gloria Borger, Kirsten Powers & Trump authors Timothy O'Brien & Michael D'Antonio about Trump & his "truthful hyperbole." [BORGER, O'BRIEN, D'ANTONIO, POWERS, CUPP - offer views on how the president never admits mistakes, how he has long been a prevaricator: self-aggrandizement, that he can't help but lie, how this is a White House waste of time to clarify his statements on a daily basis, the importance of whether Trump can be believed or not & how it is affecting him, the consequences of his lying that will turn up in the Russian investigation.]

Cooper, Anderson

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