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In his first televised interview since allegations surfaced that he lied about his past, Santos spoke with guest host Tulsi Gabbard. “I made a mistake,” Santos said during the live taping. “People are wrong … I have to admit it on national television for the whole country to see.”
“I am not a scammer. I’m not fake,” the new congressman continued, despite lying about his education and work history. “I didn’t materialize out of nowhere. I have worked damn hard to get where I have all my life.
Gabbard then read a letter sent by his campaign this year in which Santos claimed he was “a proud American Jew.” Echoing earlier statements, Santos replied: “I’ve always joked with friends and circles… Even on the campaign trail I say, ‘Guys, I’m Jewish.'”
After Gabbard responded to concerns that Santos’ “blatant lies” called into question how his “constituents and the American people” could believe what he was saying, Santos said his work history was “controversial” and “not at all is false,” but said the explanation would go over the heads of the American people.
“Everybody just wants to push me and call me a liar,” Santos whined before the talk show host said his time was up.
On Monday, Santos spoke with on New York Post and admitted to fabricating the resume and lying about attending college, apologizing and assuring that “I’m not a criminal.”
“I have not graduated from any higher education institution. I am embarrassed and sorry for embellishing my resume,” he said. “I admit it… We do stupid things in life.”
He also admitted that he “never worked directly” for Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, despite his previous claims. “I will be more clear about that. It was misrepresented,” Santos said, adding that he “never claimed to be Jewish.”
His recognition came after New York Times published a report raising inconsistencies in its origins. Despite repeated apologies for misleading the public, Santos was still trying to shift the blame for his lies onto others. Santos pointed with his finger at timesblaming their “elitism” as the motivation behind exaggerating his credentials.
“I worked as a customer service agent for 6-7 months of my life…elitist like the New York Times like to call blue collar jobs”temporary work“because it just doesn’t suit their bourgeois lifestyle,” he said.
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