The New York Times has printed every single lie told by Donald Trump since he became president

Ross McGuinness

The New York Times has printed every one of Donald Trump’s lies since he became US president.

The newspaper used a full page to list every single lie told by Mr Trump since he moved into the White House five months ago.

The New York Times accused Mr Trump of telling a lie or falsehood every day for his first 40 days as president.

It wrote: ‘Many Americans have become accustomed to President Trump’s lies.

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‘But as regular as they have become, the country should not allow itself to become numb to them. So we have catalogued nearly every outright lie he has told publicly since taking the oath of office.’

These include Mr Trump’s claims about his controversial Muslim travel ban, the attendance at his inauguration, Nato, the Iraq War and alleged Russian interference in last year’s presidential election.

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The newspaper wrote: ‘President Trump’s political rise was built on a lie (about Barack Obama’s birthplace).

‘His lack of truthfulness has also become central to the Russia investigation, with James Comey, the former director of the FBI, testifying under oath about Trump’s “lies, plain and simple”.

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‘There is simply no precedent for an American president to spend so much time telling untruths.

‘Every president has shaded the truth or told occasional whoppers. No other president — of either party — has behaved as Trump is behaving.

‘He is trying to create an atmosphere in which reality is irrelevant.’

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The New York Times added: ‘Trump achieved something remarkable: He said something untrue, in public, every day for the first 40 days of his presidency.’

Mr Trump has engaged in a long-running battle with the newspaper, regularly accusing it of spreading what he calls ‘fake news’.

The New York Times rundown of the president’s lies begins on January 21 – the day after his inauguration.

Quoting Mr Trump and then adding its riposte, the paper says: ‘Jan. 21: “I wasn’t a fan of Iraq. I didn’t want to go into Iraq.” (He was for an invasion before he was against it.)’

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The paper says that since March 1, Mr Trump has said ‘something untrue on at least 74 of 113 days’.

It added: ‘On days without an untrue statement, he is often absent from Twitter, vacationing at Mar-a-Lago in Florida, or busy golfing.’

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