Talking Points Memo reports:
White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Saturday accused the media of misrepresenting the crowd at Donald Trump’s inauguration in order to dampen enthusiasm for the event. “This was the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period,” Spicer said with emphasis. “Both in person and around the globe.”
He accused the media of “deliberately false reporting” both with regard to photos of the crowd that were published as well as crowd estimates. “No one had numbers. Because the National Park Service, which controls the National Mall, does not put any out,” Spicer said.
“These attempts to lessen the enthusiasm of the inauguration are shameful and wrong,” he added. Spicer took no questions after delivering his remarks. Aerial photos of the crowd at Trump’s inauguration showed much open space on the National Mall when compared side-by-side with an aerial photo of Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration.
NOT TAKING ANY YOUR BS: SEAN SPICER JUST SET THE TONE OF FUTURE MSM PRESS BRIEFINGS pic.twitter.com/Ki8ymdcpBY
— WakeUP2017 (@Deplorable80210) January 21, 2017