In one of his first orders of presidential business, Donald Trump decided to send out his press secretary on a very important mission: to argue with the media over how big the crowd size was at his inauguration.
Sean Spicer hosted the media for the first time yesterday (January 21) and decided to provide his own set of facts as to how many people attended Friday’s inauguration.
“This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe,” Spicer told reporters gathered at the White House briefing room. “These attempts to lessen the enthusiasm of the inauguration are shameful and wrong.”
Problem is, there’s video and pictorial proof to show that in-fact there were many more people on the Washington Mall at the same time during Barack Obama’s inauguration. Spicer tried to point out that picture comparisons were “framed in a way, in one particular tweet, to minimize the enormous support that had gathered in the National Mall.” However, that was false. The comparison pictures clearly show the same aerial view of the same location.
Spicer’s lying first created outrage, and then some comic relief. As always, everything can be made into a meme. The press secretary’s falsehoods caused the internet to be hilariously petty under the hashtag #SpicerFacts.
“Donald Trump created the internet. Period,” someone jokingly tweeted over a pic of Spicer at the press conference. “Nickleback has sold more records than any other band in history. Period. -- Sean Spicer,” another wrote.
Check out a clip of Sean Spicer’s press conference and the internet’s meme barrage that followed below.
Donald Trump created the internet. Period. pic.twitter.com/1Xm8bSlTVP— Japí 🥓 (@Bacon_Gawd) January 22, 2017
Sean Spicer making math great again on behalf of the SCROTUS. pic.twitter.com/tdwcQurFdX— Joseph Howze (@outlandgraphics) January 22, 2017
"Ringo Starr was clearly the brains behind The Beatles. Rigged media reports Lennon & McCartney. They lie. It was always Ringo. Period." pic.twitter.com/BaMfOqerXK— LightedWay (@NailButNoHammer) January 22, 2017
Nickleback has sold more records than any other band in history. Period. -- Sean Spicer pic.twitter.com/4l3Hbx9cLK— Bob (@bstephen) January 22, 2017
"THE PRESIDENT HAS THE BIGGEST HANDS THAT EVER EXISTED. PERIOD." -Sean Spicer pic.twitter.com/kZabIaWZzL— DanBeforeTime (@TimeBeforeDan) January 22, 2017
"Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia." - Sean Spicer pic.twitter.com/fx2Q52Fp6i— Randy Renstrom (@RandyRenstrom) January 22, 2017
(Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)