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Trump inauguration: Does (crowd) size matter?

Many who attended the inaugural ceremonies today had never been to an inauguration before.

Donald J. Trump became the 45th president of the United States of America.Reuters

Then candidate Donald Trump talked about women, immigrant and the size of his hands during the race to the White House. As inauguration day crept nearer, talk of who would perform (3 Doors Down) and who wouldn’t (everyone else) was internet fodder.

After No. 45 took his oath andprotests swelled, the web took a look at the size of Trump’s crowds, specifically compared to those who gathered for former President Barack Obama’s inaugural moment.

Here’s the side-by-side:


Metro usage in the DC area was also down, NBC transit reporter Adam Tuss tweeted.

Prior to Friday, the estimates put Trump’s crowd numbers at 700,000 to 900,000 people — about half that of those who came to see Obama in 2009 —NBC reported.

There will be no official count, asthe National Park Service stopped keeping tabs oncrowd size after "dueling forecasts" during the 1995 Million Man March,Politico reported.

Follow Kimberly M. Aquilina on Twitter@KimESTAqui.

 

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