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BBC Viewers Watching Inauguration Get Huge Shock

| by Sean Kelly

Millions of BBC viewers got a huge shock while watching President Donald Trump's inauguration -- the subtitles were for a children's show.

Many viewers took to Twitter during the inauguration to point out that the subtitles weren't the ones that coincided with the ceremony, but rather dialogue from a children's show on CBBC called "The Dumping Ground," the Daily Mail reports.

While President Trump's face appeared on screen, subtitles appeared below from "The Dumping Ground" that read, "Oh whatever," and "mum will get into trouble."

Below former President Barack Obama's face read the caption: "Oi! Leave him alone."

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The network later released a statement to the Daily Mail, saying it would investigate the mistake to determine what went wrong.

"We have not found any evidence or had other feedback from viewers that our main output covering the inauguration was subtitled incorrectly," the BBC statement read.

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Meanwhile, Trump's official first day in office resulted in criticism from former CIA director John Brennan, who criticized Trump for focusing mainly on the size of his inaugural crowd while making a speech on Jan. 21 to CIA employees.

"Former CIA Director Brennan is deeply saddened and angered at Donald Trump's despicable display of self-aggrandizement in front of CIA's Memorial Wall of Agency heroes," Nick Shapiro, Brennan's former deputy chief of staff said in a statement, CNN reports. "Brennan says that Trump should be ashamed of himself."

Those in attendance at Trump's CIA speech noted that some were troubled by the fact that the President focused on politics and who voted for him.

"We are not political in that way," one source told CNN. "Talking about whether we voted for Trump is offensive and foreign to us by the president ... Many people felt used and awkward throughout. Of course there was applause, but it was uncomfortable."

Not long after Trump visited the CIA, the ranking Democrat with the House Intelligence Committee released a statement criticizing his speech.

"While standing in front of the stars representing CIA personnel who lost their lives in the service of their country -- hallowed ground -- Trump gave little more than a perfunctory acknowledgment of their service and sacrifice," Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California said in his statement. 

Sources: Daily Mail, CNN / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr, Kaytality/Twitter via Daily Mail

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