Donald Trump wins: All the lies, mistruths and scare stories he told during the US election campaign

Mr Trump made several contentious remarks during the race which were later debunked

Mr Trump said Mr Obama was 'screaming' at the protester, 'really screaming at him'
Mr Trump said Mr Obama was 'screaming' at the protester, 'really screaming at him'

Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States following a controversial campaign.

During his race with Hillary Clinton for the White House, Mr Trump made several contentious remarks which were later debunked.

Here is a collection of the lies and mistruths Mr Trump told during the US election campaign, many of which were fact-checked by PolitiFact.

Barack Obama 'screamed at a protester'

Mr Trump branded President Obama's response to a protester a "disgrace" and accused him of "screaming" at the man.

However, the president-elect's version of events appears to differ significantly from reality, as Mr Obama told the crowd: "You've got an older gentleman who is supporting his candidate. He's not doing nothing. You don't have to worry about him."

"We live in a country that respects free speech. Second of all, it looks like he might have served in our military and we got to respect that. Third of all, he was elderly, and we got to respect our elders."

Groping allegations 'largely debunked'

Mr Trump said allegations he had groped or kissed nine women without their consent had been debunked during the third presidential debate.

"Nobody has more respect for women than I do, nobody," Mr Trump said. "And frankly, those stories have been largely debunked."

While some accounts have been challenged, none have yet been shown to be untrue.

He won the second debate 'in a landslide' in 'every poll'

Mr Trump claimed he won the second debate "in a landslide" in "every poll," however most polls actually said Ms Clinton won the debate.

Climate change is a 'hoax'

Mr Trump claimed during the election he was an environmentalist and "a believer in the environment".

However, in 2012 he claimed the concept of global warming "was created by and for the Chinese".

There are '30 million' illegal migrants

Outlining his policies on immigration, Mr Trump said the government doesn't know the number of illegal migrants.

"Honestly we've been hearing that number for years. It's always 11 million. Our government has no idea. It could be 3 million. It could be 30 million," he said. "They have no idea what the number is."

The US Homeland Security Department last estimated the size of the undocumented immigrant population in 2012, when it was at 11.4 million.

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Clinton would let in 650 million people in one week

Similarly, Mr Trump claimed Ms Clinton would "have 650 million people pour into our country... You triple the size of our country in one week".

The US is home to around 324 million people. To get anywhere close to Mr Trump's claim, every single person from South America, Central America and Canada would have to move to the United States, according to the Washington Post.

Barack Obama was not born in the US

Mr Trump spent five years questioning Mr Obama's citizenship and his religion.

Eventually, he blamed Ms Clinton's campaign and Sidney Blumenthal for starting the "birther" rumour.

However, there is no evidence Ms Cilnton or Mr Blumenthal had anything to do with the movement.

$6 billion went missing from the State Department under Clinton

During the final presidential debate, Mr Trump claimed the State Department lost $6 billion under Ms Clinton's tenure.

Ms Clinton replied: "Well, first of all, what he just said about the State Department is not only untrue, it's been debunked numerous times."

His claim has been debunked several times.

Donald Trump met with President Vladimir Putin

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During the final presidential debate, Mr Trump denied ever meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin

"I dont know Putin. I have no idea," Mr Trump said. "I never met Putin. This is not my best friend."

However, Mr Trump has claimed several times in the past to have met Mr Putin.

'I did not support the war in Iraq'

Mr Trump has claimed several times he was against the Iraq war, however no evidence exists of his early opposition to the invasion.

He expressed lukewarm support the first time he was asked about it on 11 September, 2002, and was not clearly against it until he was quoted in the August 2004 Esquire cover story titled “Donald Trump: How I’d Run the Country (Better)".

'Check out sex tape' tweet

When asked about his early morning tweets directing people to "check out" a sex tape as he criticised a former Ms Universe, Mr Trump said: "It wasn't 'check out a sex tape'".

However, he did tell his 12.2 million Twitter followers to "check out sex tape and past" in a tweet made in the early hours of the morning.

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