Anderson Cooper confronts GOP lawmaker: You haven't heard the president lie?

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper confronted Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanGOP Rep. Zeldin to lead call for second special counsel This week: House GOP plots path forward McCarthy discussed Speaker bid with Trump at the White House: report MORE (R-Ohio) late Monday, questioning whether the conservative lawmaker believes President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump asking Arab nations to replace US military in Syria after defeat of ISIS: report Columbia presses on with scholarship program for displaced Syrians despite Trump travel ban Dershowitz confronts Hannity: ‘You should have disclosed your relationship with Cohen’ MORE lies.

“You got to admit, this president has said things which are just demonstrably not true time and time again. The list is a very long one, almost on a daily basis,” Cooper said.

Jordan shot back, saying former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeImpressive watchdog report can’t be the end of the McCabe-Trump saga The Hill’s 12:30 Report White House lashes out at Comey after explosive interview MORE “has said things that aren’t true.”

“So you’re very bold in calling out Andrew McCabe, not so bold on the president of the United States,” Cooper said. “You haven’t heard the president lie?”

Jordan responded, saying the president has always been “square with me.” When pressed on whether Trump has ever lied to the American people, Jordan said the American people elected Trump to the White House.

“Have you ever heard the president lie?” Cooper asked again.

“I have not,” Jordan said. 

Jordan said “nothing comes to mind” when asked again whether the president has ever said something publicly that is a lie.

The interaction came when the two were discussing comments made by former FBI director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyDershowitz confronts Hannity: ‘You should have disclosed your relationship with Cohen’ Clinton allies seethe with rage at Comey Press: The lawmaker vs. the lawbreaker MORE.

During an interview that aired Sunday, Comey said he thinks Trump is “morally unfit to be president.” He described the president as a serial liar and a “stain” on everyone who worked for him.

Trump in recent days has been lashing out against Comey, referring to him as a “slimeball” and saying he will go down as the worst FBI director in history.