Donald Trump tweeted his thanks to the forces guarding the protest in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Washington D.C. on Saturday afternoon, and he mentioned that the crowd was smaller than expected. Several people took the opportunity to taunt the president about the size of his inauguration crowd, which is something many people said he lied about the size of those who gathered to watch him take office.
“Much smaller crowd in D.C. than anticipated. National Guard, Secret Service, and D.C. Police have been doing a fantastic job. Thank you!” tweeted the president.
The tweet received nearly 138,000 “likes” on the popular social media platform, and over 30,500 Twitter accounts retweeted the message. Plus, almost 30,000 users replied with a message for the president.
White House correspondent and political analyst Brian Karen retweeted President Trump’s tweet with a taunt attached.
“I don’t know @realDonaldTrump. I was also at your inauguration. This crowd is larger.”