White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany spectacularly broke the White House fib meter in an administration with an astounding reputation for lies. She gushed Saturday that the “Million MAGA March” in Washington to protest President Donald Trump’s election loss had more than a million marchers.

She was only off by some 980,000 people — and that’s being generous. Most estimates in the media were “thousands.” The Washington Post characterized McEnany’s tweet as “ludicrous.”

The National Park Service issued a permit to march organizers for 10,000 people in Freedom Plaza, where participants gathered, DCist reported. The plaza’s maximum capacity is 13,900.

Trump’s own estimate of the crowd size was initially “hundreds of thousands.” He later referred in a tweet to “tens of thousands.”

McEnany 11:16 AM: “More than one MILLION marchers”Trump 3:24 PM: “Hundreds of thousands of people”Trump 12:00 AM: “Tens of thousands of people” pic.twitter.com/cu8jdOzAQD

— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 15, 2020

We don’t have exact figures, but the crowd is not remotely close to a million people. https://t.co/J4y0IJp2xm

— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 14, 2020

Twitter critics’ collective jaw dropped. They wondered if the same math was being used to tote up Trump’s imagined votes.

Lol! “A million”! Well I guess seeing as you’re Kayleigh Macaroni we should give you a point for not saying “a bajillion”… pic.twitter.com/vFZ46hiKhe

— Hounddog1971 (@houndinater) November 15, 2020

If that's a Million people then Joe Biden won by 5.5 Billion votes instead of 5.5 million.

— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) November 14, 2020

Girl, you can't count. Maybe that's why you are having such a hard time understanding the election results.

— SB2019 (@DSBLuvsDogs) November 15, 2020

The inability to tell the difference between a Thousand MAGA March and a Million MAGA March is another reason Trump lost the counts in GA, PA, MI, AZ, NV and WI https://t.co/zyg5XYYOqw

— Max Burns (@themaxburns) November 14, 2020

That's… not a million.

— Pé (@4everNeverTrump) November 14, 2020

Yeah, not quite. Now this… THIS was a march. And no one showed up in body armor. pic.twitter.com/8zR0rediNx

— Carissa in NV 💛 #CountEveryVote (@bluelyon) November 14, 2020

This administration is going out the same way it came in: by blatantly lying about crowd size.

— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) November 14, 2020

I see that you went to the Sean Spicer school of crowd size. 😂😂😂😂

— cyanoticwaveLVT (@califtotex) November 15, 2020

shouldn't you be working on your Linked In profile right now

— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) November 14, 2020 Download Calling all HuffPost superfans! Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost’s next chapter Join HuffPost

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