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New Report Regarding The Inauguration Is Going To Outrage President Trump

The morning after the inauguration, mainstream media outlets continued their efforts to make President Donald Trump look bad. A photo taken early in the day before Trump's inauguration was compared with a photo of President Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration. The implication: Trump was irrelevant, and most Americans are against him.

The media was aware that President Trump is sensitive about his popularity. He frequently boasted during his campaign about the size of the crowds he drew at rallies. Even after winning the election, he couldn't help boasting that his ratings on 'The Apprentice' were higher than those of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Sadly, the president, fed up with the media, took the bait and disputed the numbers.

White House Secretary Sean Spicer went as far as to say in the very first press conference that it was the 'largest audience' ever for an inauguration.

When questioned, President Trump's senior adviser Kellyanne Conway defended Spicer's use of 'alternative facts.' Spicer qualified his remarks the following Monday, saying, "If you add up the network streaming numbers, Facebook, YouTube, all of the various live streaming that we have information on so far, I don’t think there’s any question that it was the largest watched inauguration ever."

It would be impossible to calculate that number, so the true number of eyeballs that beheld the inauguration will remain a mystery, but even hard-core Trump supporters have to admit it is unlikely that Trump blew away the record-breaking numbers of the first black president.

According to Nielsen ratings, 30.6 million viewers watched on television (Nielsen can't calculate streaming or social media). That's nearly 8 million fewer viewers than President Barack Obama drew at his first inauguration.

The only real question is, five days after the inauguration, why are they still arguing this? Obviously, the mainstream media was not attempting to report anything relevant, they were trying to push their largely anti-Trump narrative. Old habits die hard.

Trump's press secretary taking the bait and arguing about crowd size makes the Trump administration look defensive, insecure and in desperate need of validation. It also makes them look like they’re deceptive, or delusional. Calling out the media on biased reporting is a good idea, but they really have to choose their battles if they want that effort to be effective.

You would think everyone had already learned the lesson that size isn't everything.

Source: Forbes
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