Politician Liam Fox flat out lied during an interview with Sophy Ridge on UK's "Sky News."
He vehemently denied sending a controversial tweet, but the proof was in the pudding. Looming large on a display screen behind him was the actual tweet Fox posted for the world to see.
The tweet from March 2016 read, "The United Kingdom, is one of the few countries in the European Union that does not need to bury its 20th century history."
The tweet was reposted last week on the heels of British officials calling the Post-Brexit free trade policy with Africa: Empire 2.0.
During the Sky News interview, Fox told interviewer Sophy Ridge, "Just for clarification, I didn't send out a tweet." Oblivious to the glaring truth behind him, Ridge tried to focus his attention to the screen with his tweet by gesturing towards it but to no avail.
Too focused on his rebuttal to pick up on Ridge's gestures, he continued explaining, "Number two, it was taken from a speech I gave a year and a half ago and it was tweeted out by I think The Guardian and it was an incomplete reference in any case. What I said was Britain has…because…Britain has always felt less emotionally attached to the European Union because in our history we had never felt the need to bury the 20th Century in a pan-European project."
Ridge asked if the tweet fed into a wider image of himself reputedly calling businessmen lazy, but Fox immediately cut her off and denied once again that he did not send out the tweet. He said, "That's not what I said. I did not put out the tweet, and I did not say that. So, yes you're right. It does fit into an image but it's not an image set out by me, but set out by those on Twitter who determine to do so."
The tweet from his account remained on the screen for the duration of the interview.
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