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.”
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