Trump Claims Media 'Dishonest' Over Crowd Photos

تم نشره في Sun 22 January / Jan 2017. 01:00 AM
  • Trump's inauguration (L), Obama's inauguration (R) - (Reuters)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has accused the media of dishonesty over the number of people attending his inauguration.

Mr Trump was speaking after photographs were published appearing to show more people attended the inauguration of his predecessor Barack Obama in 2009.

Mr Trump's press secretary said it had been "the largest audience to ever see an inauguration" even though figures he cited add up to under 750 thousand people.

He said the new US administration would hold the media accountable.

On Saturday, millions in the US and around the world took part in protests to highlight women's rights, which activists believe to be under threat from the new administration.

In response, President Trump tweeted on Sunday: "Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election!

"Why didn't these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly."

The largest US rally was in the capital, Washington DC, which city officials estimated to be more than 500 thousand strong, followed by New York with some 400 thousand and hundreds of thousands elsewhere, including Chicago and Los Angeles.

(BBC)

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