Despite official estimates (and plenty of photographic evidence on Twitter) that President Trump’s inauguration drew a crowd just a third of the 1.8 million people that came out for President Obama’s first inauguration in 2009, Trump spent his second day as commander-in-chief insisting otherwise. In a speech given to the CIA on Saturday, Trump said that from his vantage point the crowds were massive, “the field was, it looked like a million, a million and a half people … it went all the way back to the Washington Monument.” That same night, the Dallas Stars played the Washington Capitals in the American Airlines Center in Texas. And, at least according to the Jumbotron at the game, 1.5 million people were also in attendance at that event.
The American Airlines Center holds 20,000 people, so — to state the obvious — 1.5 million people certainly were not at the game. Congrats to the Dallas Stars, who lost 4-3 to the Washington Capitals, but still managed to come out winners.