Trump says his State of the Union viewership was the highest ever. It wasn’t

Trump says his State of the Union viewership was the highest ever. It wasn’t

But the audience was smaller than the 48 million who watched Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress last year and smaller than several speeches delivered by recent predecessors. Barack Obama’s joint session speech in 2009 drew 52 million viewers; George W. Bush’s State of the Union address in 2003 drew 62 million viewers; and Bill Clinton’s joint session speech in 1993 drew 67 million viewers. (A newly elected president’s first address to a joint session of Congress is not considered a State of the Union speech.)

A White House official, who was not authorized to speak for the president and spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that Trump intended to say that the cable ratings for his speech were the highest ever.

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2018/02/01/trump-says-his-state-of-the-union-viewership-was-the-highest-ever-it-wasnt.html

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