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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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Donald Trump's Inauguration Cake Looks Identical to Obama's 2013 Cake, Baker Responds

The cake that Donald Trump was presented with on stage at his 2017 Inaugural Ball looked strikingly similar to the one featured at Barack Obama‘s Inaugural Ball in 2013.

Duff Goldman, the celebrity baker and owner of Charm City Cakes in Maryland, made the cake in 2013 and he has spoken out about how the cakes look identical.

“The cake on the left is the one I made for President Obama’s inauguration 4 years ago. The one on the right is Trumps. I didn’t make it. 🤔,” Duff tweeted along with a side by side of the two cakes.

Both cakes feature the same amount of tiers, the same patterns of colors, the same use of stars and coins, and more. It’s not known if the cakes had the same flavors.

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Rachel Platten Did Not Approve of 'Fight Song' Performance at Trump's Inaugural Ball

Rachel Platten is speaking out after The Piano Guys performed her song “Fight Song” during Donald Trump‘s Inaugural Ball.

The song was heavily used throughout Hillary Clinton‘s presidential campaign and Rachel says she did not approve of the use of her song.

“While I respect the office of the President and the peaceful transfer of power, I want to make clear that at at no point did the Piano Guys ask for permission, nor did I or anyone on my team know of, approve or endorse their decision to play Fight Song tonight,” Rachel wrote on Twitter.

Watch the performance below.

Who Designed Melania Trump's Inaugural Ball Gown?

The designer of Melania Trump‘s stunning Inaugural Ball gown has been revealed!

Longtime fashion designer Hervé Pierre collaborated with Melania herself to custom design the gorgeous gown.

Hervé has dressed many of the First Ladies, including Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama.

“It’s an honor to dress the First Lady. I was actually lucky because over my 20 years in the U.S., I dressed all the first ladies: Mrs. Clinton at Oscar [de la Renta], Mrs. Bush and Mrs. Obama at Carolina Herrera. So I feel lucky and honored to dress Melania Trump, but this time under my name,” he said in a statement.

He added, “It was an amazing experience! She knows what she likes. Our conversations were, and are, very easy. She knows about fashion, as a former model. She is aware about constructions, so we have already the same vocabulary when it comes to designing a dress.”

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VIDEO: Donald Trump & Melania Trump Share First Dance at Inaugural Ball

Donald and Melania Trump have officially shared their first dance as President and First Lady!

The couple stepped out at both the Freedom Inaugural Ball and the Liberty Inaugural Ball to share their first dance to “My Way.”

Donald and Melania were also joined on stage by his children Tiffany, Ivanka, her husband Jared Kushner, Eric, his wife Lara, and Donald Jr. and his wife Vanessa.

Vice President Mike Pence also shared his first dance with his wife Karen.

FYI: Melania is wearing a Hervé Pierre gown. Ivanka is wearing a Carolina Herrera gown.

Check out the video of their entire first dance below…

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Who Are Inaugural Ball Performers Pelican 212? Meet the 12-Year-Old Trumpet Playing Twins!

Meet Pelican 212, the family band who performed during Donald Trump‘s Inaugural Ball.

The band consists of members of the Rees family including 12-year-old trumpet playing twins Max and Kolbe.

Other members include their siblings Angelle, Marie, Giovanni, Mollie and their oldest sister Katie, who helped teach many of her siblings their instruments.

According to the group’s official website, they honed their skills busking on the sidewalks of Nashville, New Orleans and Pensacola.

The group is set to perform at both the Freedom and Liberty Balls.

Check out Pelican 212′s performance NBC’s Little Big Shots in last year…

VIDEO: Donald Trump Walks in Inaugural Parade With Melania & Barron

Donald Trump has officially been sworn into office and the evening’s festivities have begun.

The 70-year-old President of the United States was joined by his wife Melania as well as their 10-year-old son Barron as they made their way down the Inaugural Parade route on Friday afternoon (January 20) in Washington D.C.

The trio waved to spectators and stuck close together while walking through the city.

The family was followed closely by Donald‘s daughter Ivanka, her husband Jared Kushner and their children Arabella and Theodore.

Check out footage of the Trump family walking the parade below…

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