Sean Spicer defends statement about Donald Trump's inauguration

Sean Spicer told media that he would never lie to them.
KEVIN LAMARQUE

Sean Spicer told media that he would never lie to them.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer has defended his statement that President Donald Trump's inauguration was the most-watched ever, citing viewership on television and other media and insisting that "our intention is never to lie to you."

"I believe that we have to be honest with the American people. I think sometimes we can disagree with the facts," Spicer told a news briefing.

"I'm going to come out here and tell you the facts as I know them. And if we make a mistake, we'll do our best to correct it," he added.

Sean Spicer fronted media for the The White House's first briefing in the Donald Trump administration.
KEVIN LAMARQUE

Sean Spicer fronted media for the The White House's first briefing in the Donald Trump administration.

Spicer had been sharply criticised for his comments on Saturday by media, which noted photographs from former President Barack Obama's first inauguration showed much larger crowds than Trump drew on Friday.

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