President Donald Trump is hanging up some new art in the White House press area—and it’s none too subtle.
The panoramic photo shows the crowds gathered near the U.S. Capitol for Trump’s inauguration on Friday, a nod to the ongoing interest the president has in making it clear that his event was well-attended.
Trump tweeted: “A photo delivered yesterday that will be displayed in the upper/lower press hall. Thank you Abbas!”
A photo delivered yesterday that will be displayed in the upper/lower press hall. Thank you Abbas! pic.twitter.com/Uzp0ivvRp0
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2017
For emphasis, the official Twitter account of the president retweeted the @realDonaldTrump message. The photo was taken by Washington-area photographer Abbas Shirmohammadi, and it notes the wrong date—Jan. 21, although it does appear to depict the correct event.
Trump and press secretary Sean Spicer have taken pains to play up the crowd size, sometimes exaggerating the number in attendance. They’ve excoriated the media for what they said is an effort to downplay enthusiasm for Trump’s inauguration.