A cherry tree has been cut down in the White House gardens but Donald Trump claims that he definitely did not do it.

“I cannot tell a lie. It is true that I was out in the gardens with a hatchet but I did not cut down that tree,” said the President.

“Anyone who says I did is among the most dishonest people on earth.”

“The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut about the tree,” concurred White House chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon.

“The Trump team is so open and honest that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has tweeted his own password to everyone.

“Not many Press Secretaries would do that.”