Chris Cuomo Rips Trump’s Access Hollywood Tape Denial: ‘That is Him. On. That. Tape!’


How on earth could President Donald Trump deny that the infamous Access Hollywood tape is authentic?

That’s what Chris Cuomo wanted to know Monday on New Day. The anchor was equal parts perplexed and insulted that Trump would now try to claim Fake News on a video he already admitted was the real deal — a clip for which he offered a rare apology.

“I think it is way more troubling than it is getting credit for,” Cuomo said of Trump’s reported denials. “I don’t think this is an offhand comment. I think he believes this will work with people. That if he doubts its authenticity…That is him. On. That. Tape! Okay? That’s who it is. He said what he said. He even kind of owned it.”

The real concern, as Cuomo sees it, is not necessarily with how this particular case will play out with the public — as Trump’s Fake News claims on this tape are laughable — but in circumstances where the truth is far less obvious.

“I think that’s kind of scary,” Cuomo said. He added, “If he will go to that level of saying, ‘Yeah, it’s fake,’ what else will he say that’s not as clear-cut?”

The New Day anchor added, “He can’t believe [the tape is a fraud], unless he thinks that he has an evil twin — who was running around pretending to be him on the bus that day with Billy Bush.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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