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Do you think that the number of people attending Biden's inauguration will exceed the number who attended Trump's?

Asked by elbanditoroso (29092points) 1 month ago

Remember that Trump claimed that more than 1.5 million people attended his inauguration – one of the largest crowds ever. This was debunked, of course. article

On January 20, when Biden becomes president, will his crowds be bigger than Trump’s actual audience?

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ragingloli's avatar

Hopefully people will stay home.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Due to the circumstances I am going to agree with @ragingloli.
But if it wasn’t for Covid19 I would bet at least double.

jca2's avatar

I’m betting lots will show up with masks on.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

I think it will streamed on YouTube !

Love_my_doggie's avatar

We don’t know what, if anything, will be done for Biden’s inauguration. I can’t imagine him letting any superspreader events take place.

My guess—his swearing-in will be sparsely attended, with guests required to wear masks and observe social distancing; the general public won’t be invited, which likely means an indoor ceremony for crowd control; no parade down Pennsylvania Avenue NW; no inaugural balls.

Darth_Algar's avatar

Social distancing or not it’d be hard not to beat it considered that Trump’s inauguration was attended by like 10 people.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

^^^I see what you did ! @Darth_Algar ^^^

seawulf575's avatar

Nope. He couldn’t even come close to the numbers during campaign functions, I don’t see them suddenly turning out now.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@seawulf575 News for ya, there’s a pandemic with social distancing requirements includes Biden’s inauguration!

SQUEEKY2's avatar

@Tropical_Willie for some reason Rep/cons don’t care about the pandemic or the lives that have been lost.
Hence bad mouthing mail in voting, should have been done in person and couldn’t care less about safety.
When called about safety they will continuously bring up BLM protests and compare anything to to that.

janbb's avatar

It is going to be broadcast online so millions may be attending virtually. I already signed up.

Darth_Algar's avatar

@seawulf575

Just ask Herman Cain how awesome Trump’s big rallies are.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Oh yes. In fact I’ve been meaning to ask a question about attending the innaguration…...is there a cover charge for example?

Dutchess_III's avatar

can we camp on the White House lawn?

jca2's avatar

@Dutchess_III: Bring your camper and we can camp in it.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Right On! How far are you from DC?

jca2's avatar

I’m about five hours by train, maybe 7 by car.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I’ll try to talk Rick into it…..

JLeslie's avatar

In the time of covid it doesn’t matter.

They might show up outside, but the balls will be a different story. Are they even planning to have any inaugural balls? I assume so, but I guess much fewer in attendance? I mean how are they going to do it while all of America is being told to stay home for Christmas and New Years? After Pelosi was slammed for planning a dinner for the new people elected to the House? How would a ball be considered different? Maybe take the money and feed the poor or set up internet for some school children who don’t have it.

It’s often FREEZING inauguration day, so it isn’t any fun anyway. They really should probably change that, but if I remember correctly it was changed to January at some point in history.

Love_my_doggie's avatar

^^^ “It’s often FREEZING inauguration day” The weather is hit-or-miss and impossible to predict. Some inaugurations have had spring-like weather; others have been nasty and miserable.

JLeslie's avatar

^^Of course you’re can’t predict weather, but January is statistically the coldest month of the year.

Love_my_doggie's avatar

@JLeslie Statistically, yes, but DC has had some extremely mild Januaries. The 1980 inauguration was so warm, people were walking around without coats or jackets. Four years later, the day was treacherously cold.

Just part of the fun of living here…

JLeslie's avatar

I grew up in metro DC. Montgomery Village. I remember January’s well. My birthday month.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well… they need to take a poll of people watching from home.

Love_my_doggie's avatar

@JLeslie Didn’t you and Auggie live nearby each other?

Dutchess_III's avatar

I think they went to school together.

JLeslie's avatar

@Love_my_doggie Went to high school together.

She actually lived a few blocks from where I lived at one point, but we weren’t there at the same time I don’t think. She had moved out of those apartments right before I moved to MD.

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