Donald Trump accuses press of not being truthful

  • 22 January 2017
Donald Trump inauguration Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Donald Trump inauguration

American President Donald Trump has accused the media of not being truthful about the number of people that attended his inauguration.

He said TV footage and photos of this event had made the crowds look smaller than they were.

Speaking on Saturday, President Trump said "it looked like" some 1.5m people had been at his inauguration the day before.

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Image caption Trump's inauguration (Left) and Obama's in 2009 (Right), viewed from the Washington Monument

Pictures taken of both Donald Trump's inauguration and Barack Obama's in 2009, seem to show the crowd was much smaller for Mr Trump's event.

After President Trump saw reports about the low numbers of people who attended his inauguration he claimed that news reporters are "among the most dishonest human beings on earth".

There are no official figures for the number of people who went to the events, but it's thought that 1.8m people attended President Obama's inauguration in 2009.

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