Jan. 21, 2017
In a press conference, Press Secretary Sean Spicer insists Trump’s inauguration attracted the biggest crowd of any presidential inauguration in history, “period,” despite aerial photos that clearly showed much lighter attendance than Obama’s 2009 ceremony. Spicer said the crowds only appeared smaller because white ground coverings in the photos “had the effect of highlighting any areas where people were not standing.”
Trump’s White House staff quickly discover that the president prefers to work with papers over computers, and has a habit of tearing up his papers when he’s finished reading them. Legally obligated to preserve Trump’s memos, files and other correspondence, his staffers spend hours each day taping ripped documents back together again.