In an unusual and fiery statement on Saturday night, White House spokesman Sean Spicer lashed out about tweeted photographs that showed large, empty spaces on the National Mall during the ceremony on Friday.
"This was the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period. Both in person and around the globe," Spicer said in a brief statement. "These attempts to lessen the enthusiasm about the inauguration are shameful and wrong."
Spicer, who did not take questions from reporters, said spaces for 720,000 people were full when Trump took his oath.
Obviously the media outlets and Twitterati weren't going to take it lying down and they released photos of just how many people were there at the inauguration: