Sarah Sanders on Trump's reported war dead criticism: 'Those comments didn't happen'

Former White House press secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah SandersAndrew Giuliani planning run for New York governor Trump appears at Sarah Huckabee Sanders campaign event Trump likely to form new super PAC MORE Sanders denied reports that President TrumpDonald TrumpDemocrats, activists blast reported Trump DOJ effort to get journalists' phone records Arizona secretary of state gets security detail over death threats surrounding election audit Trump admin got phone records of WaPo reporters covering Russia probe: report MORE called U.S. service members who died in World War I “losers.” 

"Those comments didn't happen,” Sanders said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Tuesday, the day her memoir was published. 

Sanders said she was present on the day Trump reportedly made the comments. Trump’s remarks were first reported by The Atlantic, and portions of the report were later confirmed by several news outlets. 


Trump also denied the report regarding the comments he made about his canceled trip to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018. 

Sanders told ABC’s George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosHarris: I don't think America is a racist country, but we need to speak truth about history Biden meets with TV anchors ahead of joint address CDC director 'cautiously optimistic' about coronavirus situation in US MORE that her memoir, “Speaking for Myself,” contrasts with accounts from other former Trump administration officials that are critical of the president. She said this is because hers was “honest” while dismissing books critical of Trump as coming from “disgruntled employees.” 

"I think mine is actually the honest account,” she said. “You're looking at people who have left as disgruntled employees, people who have tried to push their own agenda."

Trump’s former personal attorney Michael CohenMichael Dean Cohen Michael Cohen, Stormy Daniels blast FEC for dropping Trump probe FEC drops investigation into Trump hush money payments DOJ asks for outside lawyer to review Giuliani evidence MORE also has a book that is critical of the president out Tuesday, ABC noted. 

"Having a difference of opinion is not a bad thing," Sanders said. "I think that's one of the reasons the president has been successful. He's willing to listen to those people."