Americans are still dying across the country and tens of millions are out of work but President Donald Trump took to Twitter to whine about RNC Convention ratings on Saturday morning by insisting that more than 100 million people tuned in.
Neilsen’s ratings show that Trump and the RNC attracted far fewer viewers than the DNC Convention this year. In fact, Trump attracted even fewer than he did in 2016.
According to TVLine:
[A]cross the 13 aforementioned cable and broadcast channels, the RNC Night 4 audience fell just shy of the DNC’s own closing night (which drew 24.6 million). Similarly, Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s Night 4 nomination acceptance speech outdrew President Donald Trump’s, 23.6 million viewers to 21.6 million.
Despite that real data, Fox “News” claimed that 147.9 million watched the RNC Convention citing an unnamed “senior campaign official”. What a coincidence, right?
And Trump was quick to seize upon the propaganda.
Wow! Despite the Democrats views across TV and online lie (Con!), we had 147.9 million, the Republican National Convention blew the Democrat National Convention AWAY. Not even close! Just like their lies on Russia, Football (PLAY!) and everything else! NOVEMBER 3rd.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2020
Again, this is what Trump is focused on as a pandemic continues raging across the country. Over 180,000 Americans are dead and more than 6 million are infected. More than 40 million are unemployed and millions face eviction from their homes.
Because Trump is obsessed with ratings and is prone to exploding in rage, it’s likely that campaign officials are lying their asses off to make Trump happy so they can keep their jobs. The Super Bowl this past year was watched by just under 100 million viewers and there’s no way the RNC Convention was more popular than that event.
Twitter users chimed in by shaming Trump and mocking him.
Nah, Trump just has the backing of lots of billionaires, because they got a huge tax break and want to keep it….while so many Americans are wondering when they can go back to work and how they are going to pay next months’ rent. Disgraceful.
— Carol (@62ArmyMom) August 29, 2020
I am curious the break down of the number of donors comparison.
— Jess (@J38869658) August 29, 2020
Squirm ??. Facts. pic.twitter.com/7SnEmv1dIc
— Cathy (@cathyphi) August 29, 2020
Your “yes people” are lying to you. They are too afraid to speak truth to power. Now that is sad!!
— Lori Michael (@LoriMichaelFl) August 29, 2020
“There is no way the President will accept the election results if he loses. He can’t even accept a tv ratings loss without claiming it’s fixed.” @eliehonig
— Lula Rodriguez (@Lananalula) August 29, 2020
Clearly, if Trump and his campaign are so willing to deny the reality of their television ratings, they’ll have no problem disputing the vote tally if Biden wins in November.
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