Winston Peters has asked POLITIK to “print” what he says was the Prime Minister “refuting” the suggestion in yesterday’s article that she would not say she trusted him.

Here is a complete transcript of her responses yesterday to questions about her comments at her Monday press conference.

ARDERN: I would say that I don’t believe that the conclusions there that have been drawn have been fair. For me, it’s implicit….

MEDIA: “Do you trust him?”

ARDERN: “I do. I work with him every day. I couldn’t operate this government without a trusting relationship with Winston Peters. And that is at the core of why we’ve been able to run that strong, stable government because of that trusting relationship.

MEDIA: “Why didn’t you say that yesterday?”

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