Trump Falsely Claims His State Of The Union Speech Had Largest Audience Ever, Fox News Debunks Him
President Donald Trump falsely claimed that his State of the Union address on Jan. 30 had the largest audience ever.
Trump posted his lie on Twitter:
Thank you for all of the nice compliments and reviews on the State of the Union speech. 45.6 million people watched, the highest number in history. @FoxNews beat every other Network, for the first time ever, with 11.7 million people tuning in. Delivered from the heart!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 1, 2018
Fox News tweeted the Nielsen TV ratings of previous State of the Union speeches, that showed three ahead of Trump:
#SOTU TV Viewers:
1993: 66.9M* (largest TV audience)
*Not an official SOTU pic.twitter.com/OZlUHmGQp4
— Fox News Research (@FoxNewsResearch) February 1, 2018