Dallas Stars troll Trump on inauguration attendance
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The Dallas Stars on Saturday night appeared to mock President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse panel approves 0.5B defense policy bill House panel votes against curtailing Insurrection Act powers after heated debate House panel votes to constrain Afghan drawdown, ask for assessment on 'incentives' to attack US troops MORE after he claimed the media lied about the crowd size at his inauguration.

The NHL team on Saturday night played the Washington Capitals at the American Airlines Center.

When announcing the attendance at the game, the Stars Jumbotron displayed a number far larger than the number of people the arena holds: 1.5 million.

The American Airlines Center holds about 20,000 people.


After Trump's inauguration, multiple publications compared photos of Trump's inauguration this year to President Obama's in 2009. Reporters noted the size of the crowds at Trump's ceremony appeared to be smaller than those at Obama's.

On Saturday, the president accused the media of lying and said there was a "massive field of people" who attended his inauguration.

"I get up this morning and I turn on one of the networks and they show an empty field," Trump said during remarks at the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters. 

"I said wait a minute, I made a speech, I looked out, the field was, it looked like a million, a million and a half people. They showed a field where there were practically nobody standing there."
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer doubled down on Trump's claims, saying Trump's inauguration drew the "largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe."
--This report was updated on Jan. 23 at 5:46 a.m.