1. Why New York Times branded Donald Trump a liar

Why New York Times branded Donald Trump a liar

Leading US daily New York Times has branded President-elect Donald Trump as a liar.

By: | Published: November 30, 2016 2:14 PM
donald trump, new york times, byt, donald trump liar, trump liar, trump lie, donald trump lies, nyt calls trump liar, what trump lies, trump lies During the election campaign, Donald Trump had almost threatened he would not accept the election result, if defeated, by claiming that the polling was rigged in favour of his rival Hillary Clinton. (Reuters)

Leading US daily New York Times has branded President-elect Donald Trump as a liar. In an editorial published on Monday, the daily attacked Trump for spreading ‘lies’ about the popular vote during the recently concluded Presidential elections in the country.

During the election campaign, Trump had almost threatened he would not accept the election result, if defeated, by claiming that the polling was rigged in favour of his rival Hillary Clinton.

When Trump emerged a winner, there were several jokes doing the rounds on social media about his previous threat. Many jokingly wondered if Trump would give up the presidency, claiming rampant voting fraud.

Trump was at his best, raising similar spectre, on Sunday when he apparently tried to mislead people as to how he also won the popular vote, and not just the electoral college, as there were “millions of people who voted illegally.” Trump tweeted this and several others against the calls for recounts in closely-contested states.

Commenting on Trump’s tweet, the NYT said, “This is a lie, part of Mr. Trump’s pattern, stretching back many years, of disregard for indisputable facts.”

The editorial said that there was no evidence of any illegal polling at any place across the country. The editorial claimed that the message of illegal polling, however, gets “hammered relentlessly” by right-wingers through websites like InfoWars.

It also questioned as to why Trump is caring so much for the popular vote when he has already become the President-elect. According to NYT, Trump has said at least twice since winning the electoral college that he would prefer to become President on the basis of popular vote.

Ever since becoming the President, Trump has been regularly attacking the US media for publishing and airing alleged biased reports against him during the campaign. His attacks have been more vicious against the CNN. On Tuesday, Trump shamed CNN for not having any proof to show he didn’t suffer from illegal voting. “@CNN is so embarrassed by their total (100%) support of Hillary Clinton, and yet her loss in a landslide, that they don’t know what to do,” he tweeted.

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