Press Secretary Sean Spicer Provides Incorrect Information About Presidential Inauguration Crowd Size At His First Official Press Confernce

 In Fake News   Last Updated: June 17, 2017

At his first official press conference as President Trump’s Press Secretary, Sean Spicer first noted that the National Park Service does not create official crowd size estimates, but then went on to state that the D.C. Metro saw more riders during Trumps Inauguration compared to Obama’s 2009 and 2013 Inaugurations (which was debunked by D.C. Metro).

Spicer also noted that “this was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration — period — both in person and around the globe” and that the entire area from the Capitol Building from the Washington Monument was full.

Arial photographs show these statements are likely false.




Taylor, Jessica. “Trump Administration Goes To War With The Media Over Inauguration Crowd Size.” NPR. NPR, 21 Jan. 2017. Web. 22 Jan. 2017.
Frostenson, Sarah. “Photos: The Crowd at Donald Trump’s Inauguration vs. Barack Obama’s.Vox. Vox, 20 Jan. 2017. Web. 22 Jan. 2017.

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