Courtesy of TPM:
5:39 PM: After a delay of about an hour we appear to be moments away from what is expected to be a White House statement on the crowd size issue.
5:40 PM: Spicer complaining about MLK bust and giving various excuses why the inaugural crowd was much bigger than anyone said.
5:41 PM: Spicer claims crowd was the largest crowd ever to witness a presidential inauguration.
5:43 PM: Spicer is basically in primal scream mode now.
5:46 PM: Verbatim quote: "This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration. Period. Both in person and around the globe."
This lunatic literally used his very first interaction with reporters as the official press secretary to scream lies at them.
This was NOT the first time those floor coverings had been used, they were also used during Obama's 2013 inauguration.
There were NO magnetometers used.
And there were more metro rides during Obama's inauguration in 2013, than on the day of Trump's. (Also don't forget that a number of those rides on the 20th were actually protesters.) (Source.)
So THIS is how the Trump administration begins.
By the way Kellyanne Conway had this exchange with Chuck Todd on Meet the Press today:
Damn, this is going to be a long four years!"Alternative facts are not facts. They are falsehoods," Chuck Todd tells Pres. Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway this morning. WATCH: pic.twitter.com/Ao005dQ13r— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) January 22, 2017