Spicer: ‘I have not knowingly’ lied to the American people

Former White House press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerSpicer: Kim gets 'everything he wants' by sitting down with Trump Spicer: Holding White House press briefings every day 'not worth it' Jimmy Carter jokes crowd size is bigger at his Liberty commencement speech than Trump's MORE in a new interview said he has never “knowingly" lied to the American people.

“I don’t think so,” Spicer told ABC News “Good Morning America” when asked if he has knowingly lied to Americans.

“Unequivocally you can say no?” the host asked.

“Look, again, you want to find something. I have not knowingly done anything to do that, no,” Spicer said.

The interview is Spicer’s first since his surprise appearance at the Emmy Awards Sunday night, when he mocked his own rhetoric about the crowd size at President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: Meetings on potential North Korea summit going 'very well' Freed American 'overwhelmed with gratitude' after being released from Venezuela Ivanka Trump to campaign for Devin Nunes in California MORE’s inauguration.

“This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period, both in-person and around the world,” Spicer said during the award show, poking at how he described Trump’s inaugural crowd to reporters in January.

Spicer, who left his post at the White House last month, said on Thursday the appearance was not part of an effort to "rehab" his image. 

"I feel very good with my image," he said on ABC. "I'm very happy with myself."

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