However, most observers, aerial photographs, hotel registrations, and Metro ridership concluded that the crowd was smaller than Obama's first inauguration, probably less than half a million.
What they wanted to distract us from was the size of Saturday's Women's March on Washington, which seems to have swelled to more than half a million. Bad enough if Trump's was smaller than Obama's. What if it was also smaller than the Women's March?
And it wasn't just Washington. There were women's marches planned in 670 U.S. cities and another 70 from Alaska to Mexico City to Berlin. In all, more than 2 million people marched in protest of the Trump presidency. Trump can't hide this story. Michael Moore was on the job, and we can be sure that he had some cameras working too.