Trump is right. The media lied about the inauguration attendance.The picture used to show a meager turn out was taken before the ceremony started. Delays caused by federal security personnel in allowing the crowd to enter the mall made the initial sparse observations. Later observations show that the mall was completely filled.
The New York Times and Trump Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, appear to be in an argument over the crowd attending the President Trump inauguration. In the politicized era of jaw-dropping media bias, fake news and constructed Potemkin villages, does this come as a surprise.