When asked about a inequality during a White House lecture on Wednesday, Sanders concurred there was no phone call, observant that a boss instead was referring to an in-person conversation.
“Why did a boss contend that he perceived a phone call from a personality of a Boy Scouts and a boss of Mexico when he did not? Did he lie?” a contributor asked.
(On Monday, Trump claimed a boss of Mexico had called him about fewer limit crossings into a US, that Mexican officials have denied.)
“No. On Mexico, he was referencing a review that they had had during a G20 Summit, where they privately talked about a issues that he referenced,” Sanders responded. “In terms of a Boy Scouts, mixed members of a Boy Scout leadership, following his debate there that day, congratulated him, praised him, and offering utterly — I’m looking for a word — utterly absolute compliments following his speech.”
“But a boss privately pronounced that he perceived a phone call from a boss of Mexico…” a contributor pressed.
“They were approach conversations, not phone calls,” Sanders said.
“So he lied; he didn’t accept a phone call,” a contributor asked.
“I wouldn’t contend it’s a lie. That’s a flattering confidant accusation,” Sanders responded. “It’s…the conversations took place. They only simply didn’t take place over a phone call. He had them in person.”