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George Stephanopoulos repeatedly shuts down White House deputy press secretary for statements that 'simply aren't true'

Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos repeatedly interrupted his interview with White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday to debunk her "simply not true" statements.

Sanders was attempting to defend President Trump's allegations that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower by calling the storyline "pretty widely [reported] by quite a few outlets." "I've got to stop you," Stephanopoulos cut in. "That is simply not true … Not a single one of those articles backs it up. So what is the president's evidence?"

It only takes a few sentences of protest from Sanders for Stephanopoulos to shut her down a second time. "Sarah, I have got to stop you again," said Stephanopoulos, "because that is simply not true."

That's not the last time Stephanopoulos interrupts Sanders to tell her that what she is saying is "not true," either — he corrects her twice more, and has some tough follow-up questions to boot. Watch the tense interview below. Jeva Lange