Today is Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C. All the most powerful and important people in the country are there: Donald Trump. Barack and Michelle Obama. The Clintons. The opera singer from America’s Got Talent. Who’s not there? Well … crowds. People on Twitter have been comparing the pictures of the National Mall today to pictures from Obama’s first inauguration in 2009 — and even his second in 2013 — and Trump’s seems a bit empty by comparison.
According to the numbers, about 250,000 people came out for Donald Trump today. By comparison, 1.8 million people came out for Obama in 2009.
Hope the people who did show up are in a cheering mood. They’ve got a lot of ground to cover.