Donald Trump may have won the White House, but he is still a little touchy about how many people bothered to show up at his inauguration ceremony.
To be honest, for someone as self-obsessed as the new president, it must be painful to find out the crowd size of the protest staged against him was much larger than the actual ceremony. Researchers believe the Women’s March in the Washington, D.C., area alone drew at least three times more people than the swearing-in ceremony that took place a day earlier.
People have been comparing the Jan. 20 event, which had about 160,000 attendees, with former President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration, attended by approximately 1.8 million people.
The White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, accused media of reporting inaccurate crowd numbers “to minimize the enormous support.” Later, Kellyanne Conway famously explained Spicer’s falsehoods as “alternative facts.”
In order to put things into perspective, here are a few other events that drew more people than Trump and his team managed to on the billionaire’s big day.
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