Donald Trump’s suggestion that no president has ever had an inaugural concert at the Lincoln Memorial has been mocked after many were quick to point out that his predecessor did - and attracted a far larger crowd.
“I don’t know if it’s ever been done before,” the president-elect told crowds on Thursday.
His claims, which some point out could be “easily disproved” left many feeling confused.
Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton all held concerts at the Lincoln Memorial.
The president-elect said: “This started out tonight being a small little concert and then we had the idea maybe we’ll do it in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
“I don’t know if it’s ever been done before but if it has it’s very seldom.
“And the people came by the thousands and thousands and here we are tonight, all the way back.”
But Trump doesn’t appear to be as popular as he claims, with attendance at his inaugural concert looking much slimmer than the crowds who braced the cold to welcome Obama in 2009.
There were suggestions that just 10,000 people turned out for Trump speech, compared to Obama’s 400,000 supporters.
Media estimates at the time guessed that about 300,000 people attended Obama’s inaugural concert.