In Response to Criticism, Photos of Inaugural Crowd Appear in White House Press Briefing Room
After using a speech at the CIA to accuse the media of lying about his poor inauguration attendance in a way that many found to be in poor taste, Donald Trump has doubled down by putting photos of his inaugural crowd in the press briefing room.
Here’s a tweet from CNN’s Jim Acosta:
WH has set up crowd size pics in briefing room pic.twitter.com/gIDIuhdcdD
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 21, 2017
His colleague Jeremy Diamond observed that half of the photo’s crowd size is comprised of Trump’s VIPs.
Pictures that don’t show where the crowd ends. About half the picture is VIP seating, for scale https://t.co/BtWAjjSlGD
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) January 21, 2017
Other members of the news media weighed in:
This should be interesting…. https://t.co/POMM7f8Yqh
— Josh Elliott (@JoshElliott32) January 21, 2017
We have arrived in Crazy Town. https://t.co/6P4RsH652o
— Lisa Tozzi (@lisatozzi) January 21, 2017
Top priority for the new Trump admin? Crowd size. https://t.co/dxJZFBvvDe
— colbyhall (@colbyhall) January 21, 2017
I’m so tired and it’s only day two https://t.co/mZn0ScDHcI
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) January 21, 2017
“Embarrassing,” “pathetic,” and “ridiculous” all words that are cropping up in the general Twitter reactions to the move.
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