Plenty of people have said the first debate of the election was “terrible.” But reports indicate that Americans didn’t think so. Many have praised what Trump did, say he won the night. Even his approval is up. And even CNN had to admit that the appearance of Donald Trump on primetime TV still brings ‘em in.
What will the media do when Donald Trump leaves politics? Sure, they’re all gunning for his departure next year, if Biden is sworn in. But the truth of the matter is the media would not get even a fraction of the attention it gets now if bumbling, confused Joe Biden was president.
Honestly, who cares what Joe has to say about… anything?
Even if you dislike the president, you know what he’s saying. The man’s presence packs them in like nobody’s business. The showdown between Trump and Clinton last election was the stuff of legends. And despite all the bellyaching from the pundits, this year’s first debate was historic… in the ratings.
More than 73 million people watched the first debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden Tuesday night.
The television audience for the debate was down from the first debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton in 2016, but it was higher than almost every other debate in modern American history…
The Nielsen ratings only include Americans who watched on television sets. An unknown number of people live-streamed the debate on their phones, listened on the radio, and watched in other ways, which means the total audience easily surpassed 73 million. [Source: CNN]
In an age when television is less relevant than ever, over 70 million Americans still tuned their sets (that’s what we used to say) to watch Trump fed off both Biden and Wallace. The numbers, when factoring in streaming viewers, will go through the roof.
Let’s face it, would you have watched this debate if it was Joe Biden and some stiff, boring, typical Republican? I doubt it. The numbers dipped from 2016; that’s probably because Joe turned off plenty of viewers.
Who wants to watch that old skeleton try to lie about the president?
Trump took a lap over the rating, pointing out the obvious to the media:
HIGHEST CABLE TELEVISION RATINGS OF ALL TIME. SECOND HIGHEST OVERALL TELEVISION RATINGS OF ALL TIME. Some day these Fake Media Companies are going to miss me, very badly!!! [Source: Twitter]
Enthusiasm for Trump’s re-election is only growing. Even with linger COVID fearmongering from the press, Americans come out of the woodwork to see him. He has moved his rallies to outdoor venues like airfields, but that only makes them more impressive—what with Air Force One in the background.
Compare that to Biden’s rallies where—oh, wait, Biden doesn’t hold rallies.
Can we even consider Biden running for president? He spent months in his basement, giving lackluster “interviews” online. Then he holds small meetings with a handful of people that end after a few minutes.
Does anyone really believe that the Democratic base even wants this guy around? They picked him just because he wasn’t Bernie Sanders—not because he’s the right man for the job.
Something tells me the Democrats will be just as miserable November 3 as they were four years ago.