US President Donald Trump says he always tries to tell the truth when he can, despite how the media portrays him.
“I do try,” he told ABC News in an interview aired on Thursday. “I always want to tell the truth. When I can, I tell the truth.”
Mr Trump has faced repeated criticism from US media and opponents for lying and distorting the truth around issues.
At times, conservatives have also censured the president for his claims.
“Sometimes it turns out to be where something happens that’s different or there’s a change, but I always like to be truthful,” Mr Trump told ABC’s Jonathan Karl.
The president also mentioned he was “pretty good” at estimating crowds during his interview, though one of the first times he clashed with the media was over the size of his inauguration crowd. Read more