The official pictures of Donald Trump’s inauguration were edited to make the crowd size appear larger than its actual size after the president was unhappy with how the event looked in photos, newly released documents show.
The edition was done by a government photographer following the direct request by Trump on the first morning of his presidency, according to investigative reports released to The Guardian under the Freedom of Information Act by the inspector general of the US interior department.
Trump made the request after he saw comparisons of his own inauguration crowd with that of former President Barack Obama.
According to The Guardian, Trump contacted then-acting National Park Service Director Michael Reynolds, with White House press secretary Sean Spicer dispatching repeated calls to NPS in order to get a different set of photos.
The photographer cropped the areas where there were almost nobody to make it look like that the crowd…