On his first full day in office, US Donald Trump launched an unprecedented assault on the media, accusing reporters of downplaying the turnout at his inauguration.
Trump claimed he saw a crowd of a “million, million and a half people” stretching from the steps of the Capitol, where he spoke, along 20 blocks back to the Washington Monument.
But footage and photos shared online captured large voids in the crowds – particularly compared to Obama’s 2009 inauguration.
The president insisted against all evidence that he drew 1.5 million people to his swearing-in ceremony.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer doubled down on the accusation, using his first press conference in the White House briefing room to blast the journalists seated before him for “deliberately false reporting” on crowd size.
Source: 9News | World News