On Tuesday, Trump was excited to receive a panoramic photo of his inauguration from Panoramic Visuals, which he plans to display in the White House press hall — another apparent attempt to dispute reports that show his inauguration crowd was relatively small.
He was also thrilled to share the image with his Twitter followers:
A photo delivered yesterday that will be displayed in the upper/lower press hall. Thank you Abbas! pic.twitter.com/Uzp0ivvRp0
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2017
But there’s a yuuuge error on this photo. Can you see it?
It’s got the wrong date.
The photo is dated January 21, 2017, the day hundreds of thousands of anti-Trump protesters marched in favor of women’s rights in Washington, DC. The presidential inauguration was the day before.
Perhaps Trump was too busy counting the people in the photo to notice the mistake.
The Twitterverse, however, was fast to spot it — and couldn’t wait to let him know.
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) January 24, 2017
I see you like alternative photography.
— Tommy Campbell (@MrTommyCampbell) January 24, 2017
.@realDonaldTrump Oh no, honey, you're still all up in arms over the crowd size. I worry the press might laugh at you about this, dear.
— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) January 24, 2017
— Luke O'Neil (@lukeoneil47) January 24, 2017
It's not the wrong date, it's an alternative date. https://t.co/O41RGtnkJQ
— Jim McCabe (@Macca00) January 24, 2017
@C4Ciaran it's just the attention to detail that is so reassuring
— J-Dawg (@j_dgawd) January 24, 2017
.@realDonaldTrump not that it matters, but the more you lie abt the size of ur inaugural crowd & popular vote, the smaller we think ur ? is.
— zoe kazan (@zoeinthecities) January 24, 2017
Here's another you should frame: pic.twitter.com/M1g4PKqhiI
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) January 24, 2017
Donald Trump has been trying to defend the size of his inauguration crowd for days now. While he estimates the crowd at 1 million, maybe even 1.5, facts say different. And so do images.
Not so fast says President Trump and his team; we’ve got “alternative facts.” And now they’ve got alternative dates because, it seems, 21 is the new 20.
Featured image via screen capture.