Photo courtesy of the National Park Service
The photographs were released as a response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request made by BuzzFeed News and several other media outlets, after Trump claimed that more than 1.5 million people attended his inauguration.
“I turn on one of the networks, and they show an empty field,” Trump said during a speech at CIA headquarters following his inauguration. “I’m like, wait a minute. I made a speech. I looked out, the field was, it looked like a million, million and a half people.”
White House press secretary Sean Spicer only added to the claims during his first White House press conference, where he said that Trump’s inauguration was the most viewed in history, and accused the media of manipulating photographs.
Well, these batch of photos seem to prove Trump and Spicer wrong, with the National Park Service also including some pictures of Barack Obama‘s inauguration to show the drastic difference between the two in regards to attendance.
Trump recently gave his first address to Congress, where he spoke about a number of issues including violence across the United States; repealing and replacing Obamacare; immigration reform; and much more.
The replacement of Obamacare has been a big concern for Americans. A recent survey revealed that 65 percent of voters hope at least part of the Affordable Care Act’s current form remains intact, but it does not seem likely.
Check out more of the photos released from the National Park Service here.