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 TrumpLondon terror suspect’s children told authorities he complained about Trump: inquiry The Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh Trump to nominate retiring lawmaker as head of trade agency 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 SpicerSpicer: People at White House are 'burnt out' Spicer: On-camera briefings have become 'grandstanding' opportunity for reporters Photographer cropped inauguration photos to make crowd look larger after Trump intervention: report 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.