Donald Trump appeared “visibly enraged” when he saw the size difference of his inauguration compared to the turnout of the Women’s March.
Washington 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.”
Not only did the size difference bother him, but there were jabs left and right that made him increasingly more enraged. Critics kept talking about the inauguration turnout. The National Park Service tweeted a photo unfavorably comparing his inauguration crowd with Obama’s in 2009. Celebrities were protesting against him, with Madonna going as far as saying that she thought about “blowing up the White House.”
It is also reported that Trump feels demoralized that the public’s view of him doesn’t align with his own sense of accomplishment.
Trump’s advisors told him that he could use a simple tweet to resolve the inauguration crowd size issue but he decided to have Sean Spicer deliver false statements instead.
On Monday, Spicer admitted that the numbers he gave for Metro ridership numbers were inaccurate but still insisted that the inauguration was the most viewed ever.
“There is this constant theme to undercut the enormous support that he has.” “And I think that it’s just unbelievably frustrating when you’re continually told it’s not big enough, it’s not good enough, you can’t win,” he told reporters on Monday.