In a twist of irony, a New York Times dedicated to listing President Donald Trump’s “lies” contained a falsehood of its own.
“There is simply no precedent for an American president to spend so much time telling untruths,” the piece reads.
“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.”
The piece goes on to declare, “we are using the word “lie” deliberately. Not every falsehood is deliberate on Trump’s part. But it would be the height of naïveté to imagine he is merely making honest mistakes. He is lying.”
Unfortunately for the sanctimonious New York Times, the article eventually had to be amended with the following:
“An earlier version of this graphic included an incorrect total for the number of days Donald Trump told a lie during his first two months as president. It was 20, not 25.”