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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