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Trump Found a Photo That Makes His Inauguration Look Lit

The president plans to hang the panoramic photo, which also features the wrong date, in the White House press area.

by Lauren Messman
24 January 2017, 11:27pm

Photo by Abbas Shirmohammadi via Donald Trump's Twitter account

In an apparent microaggression in President Trump's "running war" with the media, he has decided he's going to hang a new addition to the West Wing's press area—a panoramic photo of his inauguration, according to Politico.

Trump tweeted about his new photo on Tuesday, after he and his press secretary Sean Spicer threw around some "alternative facts" on Saturday regarding the number of people who attended the inauguration ceremony. Trump said he'd put the photo in the upper and lower press halls, which are designated for White House communications staff and open to reporters.

On Saturday, Sean Spicer accused the media of intentionally framing certain aerial photos of Trump's inauguration ceremony "to minimize the enormous support that had gathered on the National Mall." Trump also estimated that there were between 1 million and 1.5 million people at his inauguration, a number that seems very high compared to photos from Barack Obama's 2009 ceremony, which an estimated 1.8 million people attended.

At his first White House press briefing on Monday, Spicer seemed to change his tone while addressing the press, but insisted that he still believes Trump's inauguration was the "largest watched inauguration ever," when factoring in TV ratings and the estimated number of people who viewed it online.

In addition to a large crowd spilling over the margins, the photograph includes a caption running along the bottom that reads: "Swearing-in Ceremony of President Donald J. Trump - January 21st, 2017, United States Capitol, Washington, D.C." even though Trump was sworn in on Friday, January 20, 2017.

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