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Donald Trump’s Inauguration: By the Numbers

Millions of dollars, hundreds of thousands of protesters and every other stat you need to know for Friday’s swearing-in

Donald Trump's Inauguration, By the NumbersDonald Trump's Inauguration, By the Numbers

Two hundred buses have applied for Trump inauguration parking permits, compared to 3,000 for Obama's 2009 festivities.

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Donald Trump will officially be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday – and the president-elect has tweeted that the event will be “even bigger than expected.”

Here’s how his inauguration stacks up, pound for pound.

2,865,075: The number of individual votes by which Donald Trump lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton

44 percent: Trump’s favorability rating among American voters going into the inauguration – the lowest on record

6: The number of law enforcement and intelligence agencies investigating whether the Kremlin funneled money to the Trump campaign throughout the election

200: The number of buses that have applied for Trump inauguration parking permits, compared to 3,000 for Obama’s 2009 inauguration

1,200: The number of buses that have applied for parking permits for the Women’s March on Washington Saturday

26: The number of groups that, as of early January, had applied for permits to protest the inauguration

200,000: The number of demonstrators who are expected to attend the Washington women’s march, joined by many thousands of others at hundreds of sister marches worldwide; it’s expected to be the biggest protest tied to an inauguration in U.S. history

4: The number of living presidents who will attend the ceremony; the fifth, George H. W. Bush, will skip it for health reasons

65 and counting: The number of Congress members who are boycotting the inauguration

$90 million: The amount of money raised by the Inaugural Committee

$110 million: The amount of taxpayer money that will be spent to cover the event’s full $200 million price tag; Obama’s 2009 fete cost $170 million

$1 million: The cost of the most expensive inaugural ticket package, which includes access to the swearing in, an inaugural ball, a concert, a fireworks show, a parade and “an intimate dinner with Vice President-elect Mike Pence and Mrs. Karen Pence”

$50: The cost of a commemorative Donald Trump license plate

41: The number of bands marching in the inaugural parade

3: The number of Doors Down in the name of the Escatawpa, Mississippi, band that’s set to perform at a pre-inauguration concert; other performers include Toby Keith, America’s Got Talent runner-up Jackie Evancho and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

3: The peak position on the Billboard charts reached by 3 Doors Down’s biggest single, “Kryptonite,” in 2000

35: The number of words in the oath of office that will be administered by Chief Justice John Roberts

2: The number of bibles that will be used for the swearing-in: the Lincoln Bible and a bible Trump’s mother gave him at his Sunday school graduation

3: The number of courses in Trump’s first meal as president; the lunch menu will include Maine lobster and Gulf shrimp in a saffron sauce, followed by Virginia beef with a dark chocolate juniper jus and potato gratin, with chocolate soufflé for dessert

3: The number of inaugural balls Trump and his wife Melania will attend; the Obamas attended 10 in 2009

28,000: The number of law enforcement officers present to provide security, including 7,800 members of the National Guard

More than 50 House members said they’ll skip this week’s inauguration festivities. Watch here.



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