Hundreds of American are dying of coronavirus everyday, but the only numbers that President Trump talked about on Saturday morning were TV ratings.
“Wow! Despite the Democrats [sic] views across TV and online lie (Con!), we had 147.9 million, the Republican National Convention blew the Democrat National Convention AWAY,” Trump tweeted. “Not even close! Just like their lies on Russia, Football (PLAY!) and everything else! NOVEMBER 3rd.”
The tweeter-in-chief was citing the viewership the GOP claimed for the entire Republican National Convention to renominate Trump for office.
That figure included both online and TV viewership. In terms of TV viewers alone, the Democratic National Convention consistently topped the RNC. About 23.8 million people watched Trump formally accept the nomination on Thursday, compared to the 24.6 million who tuned in to Biden’s acceptance speech, according to figures from Nielsen. The DNC beat the RNC on every other night except for one.