There Was Major ‘Controversy’ Surrounding The Size Of Trump’s Inauguration Crowd
Donald Trump became the President on Friday. That should have been good enough. But it wasn't. In a speech to the CIA on Friday, Trump said the media lied about the size of his crowd. He claimed that from where he was standing, it looked like "a million and a half people." But some news networks say it was only 250,000.
It got worse on Saturday, when he sent his press secretary Sean Spicer to attack the media and their "false" reporting. He had no numbers to back it up, but he said, "This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe."
He also said the white ground coverings they used on the National Mall made the crowd look thinner, and that they'd never been used before. Oh, and that increased security measures made it harder for people to get in, which the Secret Service denies. Not surprisingly, #SpicerFacts and #SpicerSays are a meme now.