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Comparing the Metro numbers on the last four Inaugurations

This recent Inauguration had the fewest Metro trips than any of the past four Inaugurations

On January 20, the day of President Donald Trump’s Inauguration, WMATA published a tweet that proved what everyone was thinking: Trump’s Inauguration was a fairly empty one.

Vox later published an article, comparing the crowds from Barack Obama’s 2009 Inauguration to Trump’s recent one, and it was apparent that the "unbelievable, perhaps record-setting turnout” that Trump had promised was fairly underwhelming.

To see WMATA’s tweet, look below.

Approximately 20 minutes later, WMATA corrected the tweet saying that the 317,000 figure was from January 21, 2013. No numbers are available for any years before 2005.