As President Donald Trump arrived at the site of the World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual summit in Davos on Friday, he once again started talking about crowd sizes.

In a brief address in front of reporters caught on video at the Switzerland event, the president was asked if he made the order to fire Robert Mueller, and he quickly dismissed it as “fake news.”

He then went on to talk about how America’s message is of peace and prosperity and that the event has a “tremendous crowd.” He went on to say:

It’s a crowd like they’ve never had before in Davos. Including all of you people like they’ve never had before so that’s good.

Mr Trump joked with WEF boss Klaus Schwab; “I assume they’re here because of Klaus.”

The summit brings together bosses of its 1,000 member companies and selected politicians, academics, charity officials, religious leaders, and media. Over the five-day event, participants meet to discuss key issues such as globalisation, market growth, wealth, conflict and the environment.

Is Mr Trump is obsessed with crowd sizes?

The infamous crowd size debate was first ignited after a comparison was made between the size of his inauguration and that of Barack Obama's.

Former press secretary Sean Spicer had to clarify to the press, in the now infamous footage, "That was the largest audience to witness an inauguration, period. Both in person and around the globe."

Mr Spicer later said he regretted berating the assembled journalists, according to reports.

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