Internet squirms over Michelle Obama and Melania Trump's awkward gift exchange

Vickie Mathis
January 22, 2017

Mr. Trump's White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer added to the misleading claims later that day in his debut briefing in the position, scolding journalists for attempts to "lessen the enthusiasm for the inauguration" as "shameful and wrong".

Mr. Trump said his nominee for the agency, Mike Pompeo, was the only person he met for the job - and described him as his most important nomination.

"I made a speech".

US President Donald Trump took great joy during the election campaign in having high ratings, but it seems that crowd numbers for his inauguration may have been down on those of Barack Obama and George Bush.

Press outlets had shared numbers collected by D.C. Metro and initial estimates on crowd size at the inauguration, which suggested there were far fewer people in attendance than at Barack Obama's first inauguration in 2009.

He said that he has a "running war with the media".

"They showed a field where there were practically nobody standing there". When asked if he felt nostalgic, he replied "of course", according to reports.

Washington authorities reportedly predicted 800,000 to 900,000 would attend Trump's inauguration Friday, about half of the 2009 crowd. As he greeted Melania Trump, he said, "So nice to see you, how are you?"

Spicer's own math was that there were 250,000 people in the immediate area of the inaugural dais at the CapitolĀ and another 220,000 from 4th Street to the media tents.

Spicer left the room without taking questions.

"Photographs of the inaugural proceedings were intentionally framed in a way, in one particular tweet, to minimize the enormous support that had gathered on the National Mall", Spicer claimed.

Donald Trump began a day of ceremony Friday morning by attending the traditional inauguration day worship service.

Spicer lied. Period. Photographs of Trump's swearing-in ceremony clearly show that Spicer lied.

Mr. Trump made his remarks in front of the CIA's memorial wall of 117 stars, each representing an unnamed agent killed in the line of the duty.

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