Reality check: the crowd size for Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009 dwarfed Donald Trump’s.
DC police no longer estimate crowd size, due to past litigation (I’m not making this up). But this aerial video leaves no doubt.
Trump’s size problem put Press Secretary Sean Spicer into a tizzy.
Trump added to the kerfuffle when he spoke at the CIA on Saturday and mistakenly claimed that his crowd reached “all the way back to the Washington Monument.”
The media doubled down later in their pummeling of Trump by pointing out how the Women’s March also far outdrew participants than Friday’s inauguration. They even gleefully provided video of how anti-Trump protests broke out all over the world!
Dan McLaughlin at National Review asserted that “Crowd Sizes Matter To the Media Only When the Crowd is Liberal,” and pointed out that geography and demographics played a part in the lower Trump crowd size. More liberals are from the DC area than Trump supporters, who tend to live at a greater distance. Plus, many are working class folks who can’t leave their jobs to travel.