That was how anchor Jake Tapper responded to Michael Cohen’s claim that “Mr. Trump’s memory is fantastic. I’ve never come across a situation that Mr. Trump has said something that is not accurate.”
Cohen serves as legal counsel to Trump and the Trump Organization.
Tapper attempted to ask another question, but could only respond with, “Seriously?”
Cohen responded with, “Yeah, seriously.”
The two were discussing Trump’s claim that Muslims in New Jersey were seen cheering on 9/11.
Cohen attempted to defend Trump by pointing out that the frontrunner’s followers corroborated his account.
“Are you calling all of them liars?” Cohen asked.
Eager to move on, Tapper said, “I don’t know who you’re talking about. You’re talking about people on Twitter.
The two also went back and forth over Trump’s claim that he was not mocking New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski. Kovaleski has a health condition that limits his arm movements and Trump imitated him at a rally. Trump has said that he does not remember meeting Kovaleski and was not mocking his condition. Kovaleski has pointed out that he covered Trump extensively while at the Daily News and was on a first-name basis with the businessman.
While Cohen claims that Trump has a sterling record of honesty, fact checks show otherwise. Over half of the claims that PolitiFact evaluated of Trump’s are rated as false. 21% of Trump’s claims have been rated as Pants of Fire. None of Trump’s claims have gotten a True rating.
Trump’s claim about the New Jersey Muslims achieved a Pants on Fire rating from the group.