Facts matter. They do in my world, and I suspect yours, too.
President Trump stated in a tweet that 45.6 million people watched the SOTU, “the highest number in history.”
But that is not correct.
Trump simply can not tell the truth.
Obama’s early speeches before Congress significantly outdrew Trump’s. His first address to a joint session of Congress, in 2009, drew 52.3 million viewers, and his first State of the Union address, in 2010, attracted 48 million.
Former President George W. Bush also delivered State of the Union addresses that attracted more viewers than Trump’s. Bush’s 2003 speech, which took place weeks before the U.S. invasion of Iraq, drew 62 million viewers, while his 2002 speech, months after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, attracted 51.7 million.
Former President Bill Clinton’s 1993 joint address to Congress, meanwhile, drew 66.9 million viewers.
One has to wonder how sweaty Trump’s lawyers will be when required to put the ‘truth-teller’ in front of Mueller!