Trump Boasts That SOTU Most Watched in History (More People Watched Obama, Bush, Clinton)


Oh look, he’s tweeting again.

President Trump ended his Twitter fast on Thursday morning, and…it’s exactly what you’d expect. The president is heading to the congressional GOP’s retreat in West Virginia, so he’s warming up by going on the attack against the Democratic opposition.

What was that about uniting the country again?

Eventually, Trump declared that his State of the Union speech brought in viewership ratings like no one has ever seen before.

Gee, why does it feel like we’ve been here before? Weird, déjà vu.

Nielsen data indicates that not only was Trump’s speech down by 2 million from his address before Congress last year, but it also was not the “highest number in history” for viewership. Barack Obama had 48 million viewers at his 2010 SOTU address, George W. Bush had 52 million in 2002 and 62 million in 2003. Finally, Bill Clinton, had almost 46 million in 1994.

Oh well, better luck next time.

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