|Pics of the 2009 Obama inaugural (L) next to Trump's event today (R)|
President Donald Trump boasted his inauguration would have an "unbelievable, perhaps record-setting turnout."
But aerial shots of the National Mall from President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration and today show that isn’t likely.
Federal and local agencies have estimated that anywhere from 700,000 to 900,000 people will be in Washington, DC, today for Trump’s inauguration. That’s roughly half the number of people who attended Obama’s inauguration in 2009.
It’s also less than the turnout for Obama’s 2013 inauguration, which drew 1 million people.
Note the vacant spaces on the ground in the right side photo taken today.