While millions of people protested in the massive Women's Marches on the Saturday following his inauguration, President Donald Trump spent some time on the phone, with the director of the National Park Service, talking Twitter.

According to the Washington Post, CNN, and the New York Times, Trump spoke to Michael T. Reynolds, demanding to know why his organization had retweeted an unflattering photo comparing the crowd at his swearing in with that of Obama's in 2009.


The retweet had led to an "urgent directive to Interior employees" to stop tweeting.

But the call wasn't purely about the retweet. Trump also reportedly ordered Reynolds to send him "further photographic evidence," according to the Times, "of his inaugural crowd" size.

Apparently, he was hoping for photos to prove what press secretary Sean Spicer would later call "the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period."


The Post reports that although "taken aback" by the request, Reynolds apparently did manage to produce "some additional aerial photographs." However, the photos did nothing to prove Trump's claims "that the crowd size was upward of 1 million."

CNN writes that White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee confirmed the call, and characterized it as the leader of the free world taking swift, decisive action.

"If he sees an issue, he is going to take action and do something to fix it."