I have no idea how big the crowd was at Trump's inauguration.
But I do have this observation:
*When Minister Louis Farrakhan hosted the Million Man March, the MSM went out of their way to belittle him and (according to him) under report the size of the crowd.
*The MSM also went out of their way to belittle Trump and (according to him) under report the size of his crowd.
*However, the same MSM is giving totally positive coverage to the women marching against Trump and as far as I can tell is reporting there were YUGE crowds in all the cities hosting those demonstrations.
So ... is the MSM slanted in support of women and against men, or are all of their estimates correct?
All I can say is what an independent expert reported about the Million Man March - he counted 837,000 marchers, more than double the number reported by the National Park Service. You can read about it here:
Perhaps Trump also should have an independent expert assess the size of his inaugural crowd using satellite data.
Or maybe not. Does it really matter, now that the damage is already done?
By the way, about this "democracy" claim and its bearing on whether these demonstrations are a healthy thing. The US government is NOT a democracy. It is a constitutional republic. The difference is crucial, and it is reflected in the First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
The words "the people" appears only twice in the original constitution - in the preamble and in Article I about the House of Representatives. It also appears five times in the amendments. And the context is clear - we can elect our Representatives, Senators, and Electors and petition the government for a redress of grievances, but those are the only powers we are granted allowing us to directly influence the government.
That is not a "democracy".
Had it actually been a democracy, we would NEVER have been "great". And that is something few of these demonstrators acknowledge, but should. For unless America is great (which means being able to plunder other countries so that we can have a higher standard of living than the one we have earned) we can never again afford all the things they are demanding.
So ... bring on the crowds. Defeat Trump's plan. Force him out of office if you can. The result may be that our currency and economy will collapse, and then all these demonstrators can stand in line waiting to buy something to eat like the people in Greece and Venezuela.