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The National Park Service has released a collection of official photos showing the crowd attendance at Donald Trump's inauguration earlier this year.

The Commander-in-Chief even contacted the National Park Service director, named Michael T. Reynolds, and asked him to help prove his inaccurate statement.

And even President Trump claimed that he had the bigger crowd.

Hundreds of on-the-ground and aerial photos released Monday by the National Park Service this week give another look at the crowd size at the event, which became one of the first dramas of the new administration.

Trump spent his first full day in office erroneously bragging about how many people showed up to see him get sworn in.

"I turn on one of the networks, and they show an empty field", Trump said during a speech at Central Intelligence Agency headquarters following his inauguration.

The images, of course, only confirm what we knew all along: Trump's inauguration crowds pale in comparison to former President Barack Obama's 2009 crowds. The pictures draw further doubt on the president's claims that "I had the biggest crowd in the history of inaugural speeches".

The photos were released in response to Freedom of Information requests made by BuzzFeed and other outlets. What's insane is the Trumpster hoped these official government photos would help prove his belief that more than 1.5 million people arrived at the National Mall to watch him become president.

'Now, that's not bad. We had 250,000 people literally around in the little ball we constructed'.

It is true that the pictures show crowds gathered near the Capitol's West Front stage for the ceremony.

The respective photos from 2009 and 2017 were taken one hour and eight years apart, according to The Washington Post.

It is not known exactly how many people watched the ceremony on television and online worldwide and The National Park Service stopped providing crowd estimates in the 1990s.


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