Sunday, 22 January 2017

US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S FIRST CIA SPEECH DESCENDS INTO RANT AT LYING MEDIA




US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S FIRST CIA SPEECH DESCENDS INTO RANT AT LYING MEDIA

President Trump's first speech at the CIA descended into a rant at the "dishonest" media as he threatened: "They're going to pay a big price".
The billionaire businessman attacked the press on three separate fronts in his first address since his inauguration ceremon.
He claimed reporters told a "lie" about crowds being smaller for his inauguration than Barack Obama's in 2009 and branded them "among the most dishonest human beings on earth".
The statements met with thunderous applause from unknown people off-camera.
 Donald Trump's ranting speech which included praise of the intelligence services which warned Russia hacked the US during the election, were condemned by a former CIA chief.

In a statement handed to US media, John Brennan said he was “deeply saddened and angered at Donald Trump’s despicable display of self-aggrandisement in front of CIA’s Memorial Wall of Agency heroes."
So how did Trump's charges compare to the available evidence? Here were Donald Trump's three major attacks on the media, and how they stack up.
US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S FIRST CIA SPEECH DESCENDS INTO RANT AT LYING MEDIA

The evidence: It is true that there is no confirmed number of people who attended.
However, Trump's claim of 1.5million contradicts his own press secretary Sean Spicer.
Mr Spicer said the platform (which holds 250,000 people), from 4th St to the media tent (220,000) and from there to the Washington Monument (250,000) were all full. That gives a total estimate of 770,000 people.
Official ratings showed 30.6million viewers on TV in the US, compared to nearly 38million for Obama's 2009 inauration. While Mr Trump did not comment on TV ratings, his press secretary said there was "the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe".
Aerial photos showed large patches of empty ground on the National Mall. The photo above left was issued by Reuters, which said it was taken at 12.01pm. The swearing in was at noon.
There were photos of empty stands during the inaugural parade (after the ceremony), including those right next to where Trump's limo passed.





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