Crowd-estimate experts deduced that the number of attendees was closer to a third of the 1.8 million people who showed up for former President Barack Obama’s first inauguration in 2009.
In light of this hyperbole, the Dallas Stars decided to play around with the exaggeration.
During a game against the Washington Capitals at the American Airlines Center in Texas on the Saturday evening after the inauguration, the team posted on a Jumbotron that 1.5 million people happened to be in attendance at that very game.
Seeing that the American Airlines Center holds a mere 20,000 people, it’s safe to say that that was also a bit of an exaggeration. Much like White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s insistence that the inauguration had “largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe.”
Not an exaggeration? This was simply perfect Trump trolling.
Correction: This post has been updated to reflect that the Stars v. Capitals game was on Saturday, not Friday.