President Trump Donald John TrumpMore voters associate with Trump than GOP: poll Top Dem on Senate Russia probe decorates house for ‘witch hunt’ on Halloween Voters credit Trump about Obama for booming economy: poll MORE told ABC News in a new interview he tells the truth “when I can.”
“Well, I try. I do try, “Trump said when asked about an earlier promise not to lie. “And I always want to tell the truth. When I can, I tell the truth. And sometimes it turns out to be where something happens, but I always like to be truthful. “
Trump also discussed the migrant caravan in Mexico that is moving towards the US, saying it “almost looks like an invasion.”
The president said on Wednesday that he might deploy 15,000 troops to intercept the caravan at the U.S. border, a number higher than the troops deployed in Afghanistan.
In the ABC interview, he defended his decision, saying that “we have to have a wall of people.”
“You have caravans coming up that look a I’m telling you they look much bigger than people would think, “Trump said.
Trump also claimed without providing evidence that the caravan, which has become a focus ahead of next week’s midterms, was “mostly men, and mostly young men – they are pushing the women right up to the front, not good and the kids right up to the front.”