Spicer trends worldwide on Twitter after first WH briefing
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President TrumpDonald TrumpBlinken holds first calls as Biden's secretary of State Senators discussing Trump censure resolution Dobbs: Republicans lost in 2020 because they 'forgot who was the true leader' MORE's top spokesman was thrust into the spotlight late Saturday after delivering a combative first statement in the White House briefing room, making him a top trending subject on Twitter.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer used his first appearance behind the White House lectern to slam members of the media for their reporting on the size of Trump's inauguration crowds Friday.

"This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe,” Spicer claimed.

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Media outlets quickly noted that photos and video showed fewer people assembled on the National Mall for Trump's inauguration Friday than for former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBiden's Cabinet gradually confirmed by Senate To fix social media now focus on privacy, not platforms Just 11 percent of Americans satisfied with direction of US: Gallup MORE’s inauguration in 2009.

Social media users mocked Spicer for the speech, many turning his "Period" emphasis, into a joke: