After using a speech at the CIA to accuse the media of lying about his poor inauguration attendance in a way that many found to be in poor taste, Donald Trump has doubled down by putting photos of his inaugural crowd in the press briefing room.
WH has set up crowd size pics in briefing room pic.twitter.com/gIDIuhdcdD
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 21, 2017
Jeremy Diamond observed that half of the photo’s crowd size is comprised of Trump’s VIPs.
Pictures that don't show where the crowd ends. About half the picture is VIP seating, for scale https://t.co/BtWAjjSlGD
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) January 21, 2017
“Embarrassing,” “pathetic,” and “ridiculous” all words that are cropping up in the general Twitter reactions to the move.