White House press secretary Sean Spicer attacked the White House press corps today for distorting attendance statistics at Trump's inauguration.
"Some members of the media were engaged in deliberately false reporting."
“This was the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period. Both in person and around the globe.”
This is pretty unprecedented. And also, a lie.
We have aerial photos from 11:45AM at Trump's inauguration and from the same time in 2009 at Obama's inauguration. The pics of the crowd at Trump’s inauguration showed lots of open space on the National Mall when compared side-by-side with pics of Obama’s 2009 inauguration.
The fact that this is what Trump is focusing on during his first full day as president is amazing.
Earlier today, Trump traveled to meet with members of the CIA in an attempt to clear the air from his attacks on the country's intelligence agencies these past few weeks.
After a brief comment on that subject, saying the media made up a false war between the intelligence community and Trump (ummm, we have all the tweets where he attacked the intel community), Trump went on a rant about his attendance numbers there at the CIA while standing in front of a memorial for fallen intel agents.
Folks, this is how dictators start out. Accusing the press of false reporting when the truth is easily provable.
"This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration -- period," Trump White House press secretary claims https://t.co/ICcog0Ivxt— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) January 21, 2017