Sen. Bernie Sanders used just four words — and two pictures — to hit back at an early-morning tweet from President Donald Trump claiming that his supporters would create the "biggest rally of them all!"
"They did. It wasn't." the Vermont Independent senator and former 2016 Democratic presidential candidate responded to Trump's tweet.
He also posted a photograph of Trump's inauguration crowd next to one from former President Barack Obama's 2009 crowd.
Trump's tweet had touted his election victory and the "millions of people who voted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN":
Trump and others in his administration have often criticized media coverage of the size of his crowd while insisting it was larger than Obama's audience.
"I get up this morning and I turn on one of the networks and they show an empty field," Trump said during his remarks at CIA headquarters the day after his inauguration. "I said wait a minute, I made a speech, I looked out, the field was, it looked like a million, a million and a half people. They showed a field where there were practically nobody standing there."
Press Secretary Sean Spicer also has claimed that the photographs of Obama's inauguration were "intentionally framed" and that Trump's audience was the "largest audience to witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe."
Trump's rally tweet came along with two other early morning comments, one on budget increase amounts compared with Obama and the other about jobs and the stock exchange:
The early Saturday tweets followed yet another from Friday night, when Trump lampooned "fake news" companies while calling both CNN and The New York Times ― which were both blocked from attending a press gaggle in Spicer's office earlier in the day ― as "a joke."
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