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Trump Denies Asking Comey for Loyalty, But Says ‘I Don’t Think It Would Be a Bad Question to Ask’

President Donald Trump claims that the shocking New York Times article in which Trump reportedly asked recently fired FBI Director James Comey to pledge personal loyalty to the President over dinner together in January is fake news.

But he also doesn’t see what all the fuss is about.

In an excerpt of an interview set to air this weekend with Jeanine Pirro, the President responded thusly to a question from Pirro about whether or not he asked for the loyalty pledge:

“No, I didn’t. But I don’t think it would be a bad question to ask.”

Trump promptly added, “I think loyalty to the country, loyalty to the United States is important. It depends on how you define loyalty.”

But Pirro’s query was about personal loyalty. And Trump said of such a question, “I don’t think it’s inappropriate.”

The two went on to discuss Trump’s Tweet early Friday in which he suggested the possibility of taped conversations between him and the former FBI Director. Trump cut Pirro off.

“That I can’t talk about,” Trump said, refusing to deny the existence of tapes. “I won’t talk about that.”

Early Friday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer refused to deny the presence of recording devices in the Oval Office.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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