Sean Spicer, the White House Press Secretary has accused the media after President Donald Trump’s inauguration claiming that the news agencies gave inaccurate information about the attendance on Jan. 20. Mr. Spicer stated that record number of people were present during the event which was undermined by the reporters as their photos suggested that the crowd was relatively smaller. He said the reports do not represent the truth. Kellyanne Conway, the White House Counselor defended Mr. Spicer stating that the White House Press Secretary has the alternate facts.
President Donald Trump claimed that 1.5 million people showed up for the inauguration which was later disapproved based on photos that clearly suggested the number to be considerably less. The crowd from last Friday was compared with the crowd that was present during former President Barack Obama’s inauguration back in 2009. The difference was clearly visible indicating that the number of people present during that ceremony was much higher than what President Donald Trump had.
The Trump administration is known for being highly vocal about the news media. Mr. Trump has repeatedly made negative remarks about news agencies and reporters- something that has raised concerns in the recent times as far as freedom of press is concerned.