Trump Brags Ratings For Coronavirus Briefings Are As High As ‘The Bachelor’ Finale
President Donald Trump bragged about his high television ratings from his daily coronavirus task force briefings and complained that “Fake News Media” had tried to avoid covering them.
“The Radical Left Democrats have gone absolutely crazy that I am doing daily Presidential News Conferences,” Trump tweeted Wednesday. “They actually want me to STOP! They used to complain that I am not doing enough of them, now they complain that I ‘shouldn’t be allowed to do them.’
He continued, “They tried to shame the Fake News Media into not covering them, but that effort failed because the ratings are through the roof according to, of all sources, the Failing New York Times, “Monday Night Football, Bachelor Finale” type numbers (& sadly, they get it $FREE). Trump Derangement Syndrome!”
The Radical Left Democrats have gone absolutely crazy that I am doing daily Presidential News Conferences. They actually want me to STOP! They used to complain that I am not doing enough of them, now they complain that I “shouldn’t be allowed to do them.” They tried to shame…..
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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2020
Trump has previously boasted of his high coronavirus ratings, despite the information being conveyed often being inaccurate and misleading.
News outlets have struggled to weigh the risks versus the rewards of broadcasting his briefings live, and having to correct information afterward.
“I would stop putting those briefings on live TV — not out of spite, but because it’s misinformation,” MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said in March.
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