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WATCH: 'This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration - period!' - White House press secretary


Donald Trump has hit out at reports that considerably fewer people turned out to watch him take the oath of office than at Barack Obama's first inauguration and warned a "big price" will be paid by reporters who allegedly lied about the size of the crowds at his inauguration ceremony.

'This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration - period!', White House press secretary Sean Spicer used his first White House briefing as an opportunity to lecture the press.

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