Trump's press secretary lying about Inauguration crowd sizes is the first meme of 2017
It's Day 1 in Trump's presidency and, already, it's given birth to a meme that'll likely be a hallmark of the administration.
In the first press briefing from the White House by Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, the administration called out the media for accurately portraying the numbers of people at the inauguration. No, that's not a typo.
In fact, here's that live-feed image that's been widely shared, comparing the crowd size from Obama's inauguration in 2009 to Trump's inauguration on Friday.
Spicer claimed that journalists tweeted out images of the crowd sizes at Trump's inauguration in an attempt to make the support for him seem lesser. Spicer went on, saying that the National Parks Service - which is in charge of the National Mall and the Washington Monument - does not give out crowd size figures at events. Spicer immediately followed this up by saying that it was the largest crowd that has ever attended an inauguration, period.
So, just to recap, he says there's no way of knowing how many people there at the inauguration as the department which looks after the event doesn't give out attendance figures - and then says that it was the largest attendance for an inauguration. This came on foot of many videos, pictures and live reporting from both journalists and people who reported that most of Washington D.C. was decidedly empty.
Thus, Spicer Facts was born. Take a look at some of the best examples.
“The Death Star had no design flaws. Period.” pic.twitter.com/mZBB4MnPLm— Matt O'Brien (@ObsoleteDogma) January 22, 2017
President Trump's hands are the "largest hands to ever exist, period." - Sean Spicer pic.twitter.com/KtEWtB1KPR— Steve Kim (@Fobwashed) January 22, 2017
"His hands are not small- you must have liberal corneas..." pic.twitter.com/rwRP8x0HHO— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) January 22, 2017
Story by Brian Lloyd | 11:14 | Sunday 22nd January 2017 | Trending