White House sources told the Washington Post that Trump was “visibly enraged” on Saturday when he saw the crowd size of the women’s march was much larger than the size of his inauguration crowd.
Trump’s joy turned to “flashes of anger” less than 24 hours after he was sworn in.
The Post reported: “Trump turned on the television to see a jarring juxtaposition — massive demonstrations around the globe protesting his day-old presidency and footage of the sparser crowd at his inauguration, with large patches of white empty space on the Mall. As his press secretary, Sean Spicer, was still unpacking boxes in his spacious new West Wing office, Trump grew increasingly and visibly enraged.”
Instead of behaving in a mature presidential manner, Trump ignored the advice of his staff and sent White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer out to deliver the untrue, clumsy and now infamous statement that no inauguration in history was witnessed by more people.
In a pathetic effort to save face, Spicer admitted on Monday that his initial numbers for Metro ridership on Inauguration Day were not accurate, but he doubled-down on the falsehood that it was the most viewed inauguration ever.
It’s very easy to enrage Trump. Let’s keep it up. #RESIST