The Guardian, a newspaper in the United Kingdom, has described American president, Donald Trump, as “a serial liar in the White House“. The newspaper put out a short video summary of some of the lies which the 45th president of the US has made in his first month in office.
“The Guardian examines Donald Trump’s most egregious falsehoods in his first month as president,” its note on its Facebook page says.
The video highlights Mr Trump’s misinformation about the number of people who attended his inauguration, the murder rate in the US, the fake claim that “3 million” illegal immigrants have voted in the last election in November, among other untruthful claims.
Senior officials of Trump’s administration have also been caught lying, such as Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, who made up the “Bowling Green Massacre” incident which did not happen; White House spokesman, Sean Spicer, also conjured a fake terror attack in Atlanta; and Trump’s National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, was forced to resign after having been found lying about his contacts with Russian officials.
And on Sunday, in a rally in Florida, Trump himself conjured up another untruth – that there was a terrorist attack in Sweden the night before. The false claim was met with incredulity all over the world, with the former Swedish prime minister taking to Twitter to ask: “Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound.”
Trump later explained that he had seen news of the supposed terror attack on Fox news the night before.
It has barely been two months since Mr Trump took office, and already the presidency of the US is in shambles, with a president – whom one leading psychologist said was suffering from “malignant narcissism” – who seem to not know what he is talking about, or who has no idea on how to fact-check what he says before he utters them.
Here is the short video by The Guardian: