Spicer trends worldwide on Twitter after first WH briefing
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump 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.

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 Obama3 real problems Republicans need to address to win in 2020 Obama's high school basketball jersey sells for 0,000 at auction Dirty little wars and the law: Did Osama bin Laden win? MORE’s inauguration in 2009.

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