No one showed up: the audience at Donald Trump’s inauguration is even tinier than his hands

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What would happen if you threw a party and almost no one showed up? Just ask Donald Trump, because he’s in the process of finding out. Last night he hosted an inaugural concert whose crowd was so tiny that it was a mere 2.5% as large as the crowd which Barack Obama had drawn to his own inaugural concert. And today, for the swearing in ceremony, attendance is so poor that it looks like a ghost town.

Take a look at this screen capture photo taken by Deadspin Editor Timothy Burke, which he pulled directly from the ABC News live stream at 11:12am eastern time:


Cable news broadcasts are showing the crowd in the bleachers to be full. But when it comes to the National Mall behind the bleachers, it’s a desolate wasteland. The crowd for Donald Trump’s inauguration today has ended up being as tiny as his tiny hands.

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