Spicer, who offered no evidence to support the claim, was following up on comments Trump had made earlier in the day at CIA headquarters.
Many traveled from Illinois, some came alone, others brought – or met up with – their families.
The march in Washington, and others across worldwide, mark a new era for a movement spawned not by Hillary Clinton, but by Donald Trump.
Trump quickly shifted from praising the CIA to slamming media coverage of Inauguration Day; he claimed the crowd was bigger than photos indicated.
The women brandished signs (“Women won’t back down”) and decried Trump’s stand on several issues, including health care and climate change.
The First Lady collaborated with Pierre on the design of the dress.
The United States, if the new president has his way, will retreat from world.