Is There a Huge Crowd Out on the Mall for Trump's Inauguration? A Visual Investigation

Photo: AP
Photo: AP

According to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, there is currently a “huge crowd out on the mall” celebrating Donald Trump’s inauguration. Is that... accurate?

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Let’s investigate. Here’s the current scene, via ABC’s live feed:

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And for comparison’s sake, the scene at Obama’s 2009 inauguration, via the Associated Press:

Illustration for article titled Is There a Huge Crowd Out on the Mall for Trumps Inauguration? A Visual Investigation

I guess it’s true to say President Trump drew historic crowds, just not in the way he meant.

Former Gawker news editor

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whatastorymark86
whatastorymark

I’m sure he’ll say, “we had the biggest crowds ever!!” But deep down it kills him that the crowds are small, just like it kills him that he is perceived as an illegitimate president.