Donald Trump Attacks Media For Comparing The Sparse Crowd At His Inauguration To Obama’s In 2009
President Donald Trump has accused the media of dishonestly reporting the size of the crowd at his inauguration.
He said the crowd had reached the Washington monument as he spoke at the US Capitol, despite photographic evidence to the contrary.
Later, his White House press secretary said it had been “the largest audience to ever see an inauguration, period”.
On Saturday, millions in the US and around the world protested against Mr Trump’s new administration.
Mr Trump said TV footage and photos of his inauguration had painted an inaccurate picture.
“It looked like a million and a half people” there on Friday, he said, rubbishing media reports that there were as few as 250,000 people.
He also said the crowd extended all the way back to the Washington Monument, although this claim is contradicted by aerial shots from the day.