After almost 100 days in office, Donald Trump is still dealing with the stigma that he is not being honest about his administration. While Trump and company label any bad press as "Fake News," sources close to the White House say there is more there than meets the eye.

Trump trouble

It was in June 2015 when Donald Trump stood on the floor of Trump Tower in New York City and announced his campaign for president. In the nearly two years since the announcement was made, the former host of "The Apprentice" has been in a war of words with the media, pushing back against any report that conflicts with his narrative, despite overwhelming evidence at times proving him wrong.

Trump's false rhetoric even predates his run for president and goes back to the previous administration where he was one of the leading voices in the birther movement that falsely accused former President Barack Obama of lying about his birth certificate. While Trump is usually the one who is in the headlines, many of his top staff and associates often find themselves in compromising and uncomfortable situations. The most notable examples have been Presidential Counsel Kellyanne Conway who has come under-fire in recent months for her use of the term "alternative facts." White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has also been hit with criticism, most recently due to the blunder involving his comments about the Holocaust and Hitler.

As reported by Politico on April 25, lying behind the scenes at the White House has become nothing more than a "sport."

According to the report in Politico, staff at the White House are waging a "fake war on the fake news." The report details how Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and Sean Spicer have created a duel relationship with the media, where they are friendly in private, while opposing them in public.

Politico notes that there is a "historic gap between the public perception and the private reality."

One anonymous source said of the White House, "they all lie," in reference to Donald Trump all the way down to his staffers.

In regards to the attitude the White House has towards the press, one conservative activist said, "They'll print what they want anyways, so we may as well have fun," while adding, "It's a game to them." In addition, the Politico article noted "staffers do much of their lying for sport."

Moving forward

Critics of the president have long been accusing him of lying, which has only increased since the election and his inauguration. Despite the growing backlash against him, Donald Trump doesn't look to be slowing down anytime soon, lashing out at the press on daily basis on Twitter, with his advisers, staff, and associates not far behind.

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