Metro pokes fun at Trump White House over Caps parade crowd
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Washington's Metro system took a playful swipe Tuesday at the White House's claims about President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff: Surveillance warrant docs show that Nunes memo 'misrepresented and distorted these applications' Chicago detention facility under investigation following allegations of abuse of migrant children Ex-Trump aide: Surveillance warrants are 'complete ignorance' and 'insanity' MORE's inauguration crowd as thousands of fans made their way downtown for the Washington Capitals victory parade.

"We know a lot of you are interested in ridership numbers, and we'll have those for you in a bit. For now, we can say: 'This is the largest audience to ever witness a @Capitals victory parade. PERIOD.' "

The language was mocking former White House press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerTrump hotel charging Sean Spicer ,000 as book party venue Megyn Kelly grills Sean Spicer over whether he stands by past White House claims Spicer: I believe Trump is a truthful person MORE, who declared that Trump's inauguration saw the "largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe," despite photographs to the contrary.


The Capitals won the Stanley Cup last Thursday, defeating the Vegas Golden Knights. The event marked the first D.C.-based sports team winning a national championship in 26 years. 

Parade organizers were reportedly expecting more than 100,000 revelers to attend Tuesday's parade, which will progress down Constitution Avenue and conclude with a rally at the National Mall.

Trump congratulated the team on Twitter shortly after their victory, saying the city was “popping, in many ways.”

"Congratulations to the Washington Capitals on their GREAT play and winning the Stanley Cup Championship. Alex Ovechkin, the team captain, was spectacular - a true Superstar! D.C. is popping, in many ways. What a time!" Trump tweeted.