President Donald Trump continued to show an unnervingly tone-deaf viewpoint on the installing coronavirus hazard in the U.S. by extoling his TV ratings in not one– however 5– tweets Sunday.
The former star of reality program “The Apprentice” boasted that the “ratings” of his press conference are as high as the ending of “The Bachelor” and “Monday Night Football.” That drives the “Lamestream Media … CRAZY,” he composed. like a business for an upcoming TV show, Trump added: “See you at 5:00 P.M.!”– referring to Sunday’s press rundown.
Trump appeared to miss out on the bottom line of The New york city Times post he priced quote about the viewership ratings. The story Wednesday checked out the increasing dispute amongst networks about whether to cover the president’s rundowns live due to the fact that they’re peppered with falsehoods and misleading information about COVID-19
Trump’s followers on Twitter were shocked that the president would extol his TV ratings as COVID-19 cases in the country skyrocketed to more than 140,000 and the death toll neared 2,400 Sunday night. Trump’s leading health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergic Reaction and Contagious Illness, alerted Sunday that the death toll might strike 200,000
George Conway, partner of White House therapist Kellyanne Conway, quipped that the president must think about providing some ratings credit to the coronavirus pandemic– as afraid Americans tune in to see what, if anything, is being done to secure them. Princeton History Teacher Kevin Kruse snidely kept in mind that 110 million Americans tuned in to view Richard Nixon’s resignation speech.
“This is not about your ratings, Mr. President!” former Obama administration advisor Valerie Jarrett tweeted “This is not a reality tv show. For countless Americans, this is our reality.”
Even Brit Hume of Fox News, who typically has the president’s back, was captured off guard.
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