Trump’s obsession with the magnitude of the crowd on his inauguration Day is deeply rooted than he first let on with his numerous public comments and tweets about the figures. According to the Washington Post, President Trump personally contacted director Michael T. Reynolds of the National Park Service for additional photo evidence to back up his claims of having gathered the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration.
President Trump commissioned director Reynolds to locate photographs of the crowds’ present on the day of his swearing-in-ceremony during a phone call the day after his ceremony.
“The president believed that the photos might prove the media lied when reporting that attendance had been no better than average,” according to three inside sources who acknowledged the phone call.
But it doesn’t end there. President Trump was outraged by a retweet which was sent from the account of the agency, which shows a side-by-side comparison of the crowds’ size during his swearing-in and the inauguration of former president Barack Obama in 2009.
While in Langley, Virginia on a visit to the CIA’s headquarters; the same day he contacted director Reynolds, he accused the media of misinforming the public with respect to the size of the crowd during his inauguration. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the white house’s deputy press secretary told the Washington post that the call was a glance into the style of management President Trump intends to use;” so accessible, and constantly in touch.”
“He’s not somebody who sits around and waits. He takes action and gets things done,” explained Sanders while also pointing out, “That’s one of the reasons that he is president today, and Hillary Clinton isn’t.”
Subsequently, he jumped on another troubling matter—his loss on the popular vote in 2016 to Hillary Clinton by nearly 3-million votes—he ordered an investigation of his voter fraud claims in the presidential election last year.