A week after the presidential race was called for Joe Biden, supporters of the former vice president’s losing opponent, one Donald Trump descended upon Washington D.C. They called it the “Million MAGA March,” stealing an idea from the “Million Man March” of 1995, which asked the nation’s African Americans to fill the nation’s capital. That one “only” scored about 400,000 people. But Trump’s outgoing press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, claimed this one actually lived up to its ambitious, if not impossible, name. It didn’t.
While official tallies have yet to come in, even Fox News has claimed attendance was only in the thousands — far less than even 10,000, let alone one million. Still, McEnany — the soon-to-be former president’s third press secretary, who’s received even worse reviews than predecessors Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Sean Spicer — took to Twitter to claim there were over a million attendees. She even posted two pictures of clogged streets of mostly maskless attendees. There definitely weren’t a million of them.
In fact, even by late morning, it actually looked more like this.
McEnany’s tall claim — for a president who himself loves to exaggerate his successes and grossly inflate numbers — was met with widespread mockery over Twitter, with many questioning her counting skills.
You must know that’s not a million people
If MAGA Lunatics like Kayleigh McEnazi think the thousand proud boys terrorist MAGA March is 1M people, I can see why the election results confuse them.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila)
Charlie Kirk: Millions turned up
Kayleigh McLiar: Billions turned up
Park services: 11,666 turned up
— Baligubadle (@Baligubadle1)
A number of people did a side-by-side comparison with the 2017 Women’s March — the largest single-day protest in American history, with just under half a million people participating across the nation. Just so you know what that looks like.
Some were even less charitable, calling McEnany just another lying Trump press secretary.
Kayleigh on her first day: “I will always tell the truth”
Kayleigh today: “despite what your eyes clearly tell you, these hundreds of people are actually a million people”
Welcome to the club
— Ned Pyle (@NerdPyle)
But she did help the Trump administration come full circle, ending its reign by inflating supporter numbers.
It started with a lying about crowd size and that’s how it will end. Also, did I hallucinate a press sec who never held a press conference?
— melania’s divorce lawyer (@KaraLA)
As for Trump? He golfed instead.
Trump could’ve delivered a rousing speech to his followers at the Million MAGA March but instead he opted to drive through them so he could play golf.
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar)
There are literally a few hundred people, and he’s headed to his country club
— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix)
One last thing: Here’s a reminder that Kayleigh McEnany is about to be without a job.