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Donald Trump Makes False Claims About Inauguration Crowd, Says Media Lied

Donald Trump Makes False Claims About Inauguration Crowd, Says Media Lied

Donald Trump made a visit to the CIA headquarters on Saturday (January 21) during his first full day as president and he addressed the size of the crowd at his inauguration.

“It looked honestly like a million and a half people, whatever it was it was, but it went all the way back to the Washington Monument,” Trump said. Photos from the inauguration clearly showed that the crowd didn’t reach that point at all.

Trump then said he turned on the TV after the inauguration and got a network by mistake. “It showed an empty field and said we drew 250,000 people. Now, that’s not bad, but it’s a lie. We had 250,000 people literally around the little bowl we constructed. That was 250,000 people. The rest of the 20 block area all the way back to the Washington Monument was packed,” he said.

Trump also talked about his “running war with the media. They are among the most dishonest human beings on earth.”

The ratings are in for the television broadcast of the inauguration and 30.6 million people tuned in for the festivities, down from the 37.7 million viewers for Obama’s 2009 inauguration, according to Variety.


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  • No Comment

    Donald J. Twitler, the great embarrassment. Stop lying/whining and accept the fact that only 250,000 people were there.

  • Big in Japan

    “It looked honestly like a million and a half people”

    “Yes it did. If you were serial lying sociopath without the use of eyes. #FakePresident” (Reza Aslan)

  • Faith + 1
  • Strats

    Welcome to dictatorship, where a tyrant can lie to himself/others and believe it. The press must remain vigilant in calling him out on these lies.

  • Effy

    Wrong, Trump:

    It was later confirmed Trump had 250,000 people in the crowd, a quarter of those who turned out for Obama in 2013 and far fewer than the 1.8 million who turned out in 2009.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/donald-trump-inauguration-barack-obama-photos_uk_588228cee4b02085409839cc

  • Jake

    LMAO @ a million and a half people

  • xedos

    I swear he’s either a pathological liar or he has mental issues. the thing is the media does not call his out for his lies

  • sydney jane

    Really not fair to compare Trump’s TV inauguration viewers to Obama’s. Obama’s was historic. Trump’s numbers are comparable to both George Bush and Bill Clinton for their first inaugurals. In fact, Trumps TV viewership was higher than Bush and Clinton, who had 29 million (and Obama’s was just 20 million for his second inauguration in 2012). Plus, I wouldn’t trust the media’s numbers about how many showed up. They will downplay Trump’s numbers (did they even mention the thousands of people who could not get in because Hillary thugs were blocking the checkpoints?) and exaggerate the numbers for the Angry White Women’s March. In DC, they have been downplaying numbers for conservative/Republican events for years, and upgrading numbers for left wing events for years. That’s nothing new for those of us who live in DC.

  • sydney jane

    They way they called Obama out for his lies? Right…

  • Shazzadut

    Oh please. TV pictures of him driving to the Capitol clearly showed empty bleachers and empty sidewalks. But I guess the media photoshopped the huge crowds out on the fly. If they did theyre even more talented than they get credit for. Hilary’s thugs blocked access? Seriously? If she has that kind of power in Washington she would have used it to rig the election instead of keeping a few red necks away from the inauguration LOL. Mr Trump conveniently forgets that he had a reality show on TV which is MEDIA………

  • devvv

    There were so many people, yet he felt the need to use a picture from Obama’s inauguration and not his own as his twitter banner…makes sense.

  • Wendy

    You can’t reason with a Trump supporter. He said it himself, he could shoot someone in the street and not lose any voters. If Trump said it by golly it has to be the truth, forgetting the fact that the man lies just about every time he opens his mouth.

  • Wendy

    It’s like there aren’t other things he could be occupying his time with than fighting with the media about how big the crowd was.

  • Brenda Todd

    I don’t know how many people were there at the time of his speech but in the photos I saw yesterday the final turnout looked like more than 250,000.The photos that looked like the crowd was sparse was before the inauguration started and everyone who was going to be there was not there yet.There probably wasn’t as many was there at Obama’s inauguration but it was more than 250,000.

  • Mrs. Freeze

    I believe our new president is living on the edge of dementia. Fucked is what we are with this clown watching over our country.

  • Shazzadut

    True. He could have shot a gun down the street in Washington and not hit anyone yesterday. But the Trump supporters are so blinded by his bull. ‘He’s gonna get me a job!’. ‘He will reopen the coal mines!’. ‘I’m going to get a tax cut!’. But HOW is he going to do all that? He’s big on rhetoric and low in detail but still the gullible love him. As a non American from down under I just shake my head.

  • Do Tell

    But this is pretty silly–and petty!

    When I was watching the program, it was clearly evident that the crowd wasn’t packed. And the African Americans obviously did not turn out for Trump.

    You mentioned Barack Obama… Because Trump’s ego is so huge and it seems to me that he was obsessed with Obama, it’s probably bothering Trump that Obama got a larger crowd than he did.

  • Do Tell

    They’d better keep tabs on Trump. I imagine his mind remaining strong because he lives a busy, challenging, stimulating life that is good for the mind. But he’s also overweight and in bad shape.

    The problem with Alzheimer’s disease & dementia is it’s not really obvious at first. You have to be around the person a lot to see it, because the disease isn’t “constant” at first. Meaning, ppl can seem to be totally normal one minute, and then “off a little” the next. They start repeating things and they forget what they said or what you told them moments earlier.

    Trump’s father eventually got alzheimer’s disease before he died at a ripe old age, but early onset of the disease comes on at approx. age 65.

  • Do Tell

    That sounds fair.

  • Gina

    Did Trump teach you the art of deflection?

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  • shoes4life

    Trump is trying so hard to one up President Obama. Can’t let that black man be better Grumpy. He used President Obama’s inauguration photo on his site, Catelania stole First Lady Obama’s Speech, he had to get to walk when Barack and Michelle did it first, mimiced the Obama’s first inauguration colors – Michelle wore ivory/creme, and then Grump copied President Obama’s inauguration cake. Well President Barack Obama watch your back it seems you have a single white female situation.

  • FerCat

    People make mistakes.
    Someone once thought ISIS was just a JV squad and he had intelligence briefings to back that up.

  • I am Evelyn Salt

    This guys is such a loser and wack-a-doo. The fact that he cares more about this than all the other issues concerning this country should tell all of his supporters that he’s unfit. Orange Toad!

  • I am Evelyn Salt

    This guys is such a loser and wack-a-doo. The fact that he cares more about this than all the other issues concerning this country should tell all of his supporters that he’s unfit. Orange Toad!

  • Phil the Donahue

    There is a photo you goon

  • Phil the Donahue

    There is a photo of the crowd and I was there, are you brain damaged?

  • Phil the Donahue

    There is a photo of the crowd and I was there, are you brain damaged?

  • Blake

    the more important question is why does he even care how many people were there? doesnt he have a country to run now?

  • Blake

    the more important question is why does he even care how many people were there? doesnt he have a country to run now?

  • Do Tell

    It’s been my opinion from the start that Trump was obsessed with Obama, but Obama wouldn’t let Trump near him. Smart man.