It's no alternative fact that President Donald Trump lies, seemingly compulsively. However, seeing the many lies in print puts the breadth of the problem into daunting perspective.
It's nothing short of flabbergasting when you see that a man voted into the highest office in the nation, potentially the most powerful position in the world, has spit enough falsehoods to fill an entire page of The New York Times.
In their publication's Opinion section, The New York Times printed almost every Trump lie since his inauguration over five months ago. The list includes his egomaniacal fury over his inauguration crowd size, the dubious connections between his administration and Russia, and many more, engulfing a full page of the Sunday paper.
Again, these are just the lies Trump has told since becoming president. There has been ample evidence to indicate that Trump built his business empire on lies, and his foray into the political spotlight began with his claim that then-President Barack Obama was not born in the United States.
While he has a camp of enthusiastic supporters who seem to believe everything he spins, there are high profile individuals who have pointed out that the president is not an honest man.
While Democratic leadership expectedly go after Trump every time he puts his foot in his mouth, there have been others outside the party who have called attention to Trump's penchant for falsehoods. Notably, former FBI Director James Comey testified under oath that he did not trust the president and told the Senate Investigative Committee that he took detailed notes immediately after his interactions with Trump because he was concerned that the president would outright lie about them.
Trump has shown no interest in engaging with actual reality, so the lying will certainly continue. If Trump does make it through the entirety of his first term as president, The New York Times might have to turn their Sunday page into a weekly column.
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