President Donald Trump drew massive online outrage bragging about his TV ratings and complaining about the media while the coronavirus continues to devastate the country.
After Trump released a tweetstorm whining about “the Lamestream media” on Sunday, he started quote-tweeting a New York Times article on the high levels of viewership the White House has received for their coronavirus press briefings. During these tweets, Trump decided to omit the parts where Michael Grynbaum wrote that journalists and health experts are worried about the “dangerous” misinformation Trump has peddled in these briefings.
…On Monday, nearly 12.2 million people watched Mr. Trump’s briefing on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, according to Nielsen — ‘Monday Night Football’ numbers. Millions