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

Former White House press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerMisplaced outrage over who attends a White House press conference Trump-NBC battle highlights shortcomings of White House coronavirus briefings The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump triggers emergency powers to fight outbreak 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.

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“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 TrumpBiden campaign: Trump and former vice president will have phone call about coronavirus Esper: Military personnel could help treat coronavirus patients 'if push comes to shove' Schumer calls for military official to act as medical equipment czar 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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