Lies on day one from President Trump's Press Secretary.
At the Trump Administration's first press conference Saturday, the dishonesty was already bluntly present. White House press secretary Sean Spicer spent the majority of the conference railing against the media for talking about how few attendees were at Donald Trump's inauguration in comparison to Obama's in 2009, an accusation Spicer claims is false. For those who haven't seen it, this is the image Spicer is angry about.
Official estimates reported by the mainstream press claimed that 250,000 people attended Trump's inauguration, but Spicer claimed that there was no way to reach an estimate at all because the National Park Service didn't release any numbers. Spicer claimed that this misinformation was an attempt to undermine the American people's enthusiasm for the Trump presidency. Twitter immediately called BS.
Re-watching @PressSec's statement. It's even more shocking the second time. Saying stuff that's so easily contradicted by videos and photos.— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 22, 2017
Sean Spicer lacks the guts or integrity to refuse orders to go out and lie. He is a failure in this job on his first full day.— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) January 21, 2017
1st question to Spicer at Monday's press briefing should be "Why did you lie?" If he doesn't answer, the second question should be the same.— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) January 21, 2017
Watch Sean Spicer's entire statement below.