President Donald Trump and his cabinet are showing no signs that they plan to stop pushing their views on the American people. Just days after one of Trump's primary advisors Kellyanne Conway introduced the world to the terrifying idea of "alternative facts" on Meet the Press, Trump himself shared some facts of his own when he took to Twitter to share a photo of last week's inauguration that appears to show a much larger crowd than those watching on TV saw with their own eyes.
This time, though, Twitter is pushing back with "alternative facts" of its own. Social media users ruthlessly dragged POTUS for his rose-tinted view of very recent history and made sure to "@" him with their findings.
...to share a photograph of the inauguration that he says will now be hung in the upper and lower press halls, a sign that he has no intention of making peace with the press after both parties had extremely different understandings in regard to how many citizens took part in the inaugural celebration.
A photo delivered yesterday that will be displayed in the upper/lower press hall. Thank you Abbas! pic.twitter.com/Uzp0ivvRp0— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2017
.@realDonaldTrump Oh no, honey, you're still all up in arms over the crowd size. I worry the press might laugh at you about this, dear.— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) January 24, 2017
.@realDonaldTrump is as sensitive about his small inauguration crowds as he is about his tiny hands.— Jessie (@NicCageMatch) January 24, 2017
@realDonaldTrump a close up doesn't change the actual size the crowd- it's still small, but you've heard that all your life...— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) January 24, 2017
Others couldn't help but compare Trump's noted smaller audience size when measured against Barack Obama's in 2008 and 2012 to another size insecurity that has stung Trump in the past.
His ceremony took place on January 20, but the photo states the picture was taken on January 21.
@MrTommyCampbell the crowd isn't photoshopped to appear bigger, it's alt-authentic— Jordan Uhl (@JordanUhl) January 24, 2017
@realDonaldTrump I see you like alternative photography.— Tommy Campbell (@MrTommyCampbell) January 24, 2017
@realDonaldTrump i love the alternative style photography— manny (@Manny_NYC_) January 24, 2017
In the end, though, people worked to dispel the misleading photo that Trump is promoting.
Trump can post whatever he wants to Twitter, but at some point, he'll have to face the actual facts.
(Photo: Getty Images/Pool)
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