“I didn’t say what that congresswoman said — didn’t say it at all — she knows it,” Trump told reporters. “I would like her to make the statement again because I did not say what she said.”
The comments followed an early morning tweet, in which the president claimed Wilson “totally fabricated” her account of the call.
Trump said he “had a very nice conversation with the woman, the wife, who sounded like a lovely woman.”
The president’s denials are at odds with Wilson’s description of the conversation, as well comments made by Johnson’s mother, who stood behind the congresswoman’s statements.
“President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband,” Cowanda Jones-Johnson, who said she was also in the car, told The Washington Post.