Spicer trends worldwide on Twitter after first WH briefing
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpStates slashed 4,400 environmental agency jobs in past decade: study Biden hammers Trump over video of world leaders mocking him Iran building hidden arsenal of short-range ballistic missiles in Iraq: report 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 ObamaLGBTQ advocates slam Buttigieg for past history with Salvation Army Jayapal pushes back on Gaetz's questioning of impeachment witness donations to Democrats Gaetz clashes with Stanford professor: 'It makes you look mean' MORE’s inauguration in 2009.

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