Ahead of the release of his memoir, The Briefing, former White House press secretary, Sean Spicer speaks to BBC's Emily Maitlis about Donald Trump and his time in the White House.
EMILY MAITLIS: My point is, [the inauguration crowd size incident] became a joke. It became something that defined you. You joked about it when you presented the Emmy awards, but it was not a joke. It was the start of THE most corrosive culture, you led us down a dangerous path. You have corrupted discourse for the entire world by going along with these lies.
SEAN SPICER: I'm sorry, Emily. You act as though everything began and ended with that. You're taking no accountability for the many false stories the media has perpetrated.
EMILY MAITLIS: He shouts "fake news" when he doesn't like something.
SEAN SPICER: I wrote a book that is a strong representation of what happened in the campaign, the transition, and the White House, I take responsibility where I could have done better, but for you to make that claim that everything starts and ends with Donald Trump is ridiculous.