On Tuesday night, Donald Trump gave his very first State of the Union address. According to him, just like the attendance at his inauguration ceremony, his State of the Union address set a record for having the highest number of viewers ever. For the ratings-obsessed former reality television host, that means his speech was the best of all time.
Except, just like his inauguration ceremony, it wasn’t the highest rated and it set absolutely no records. Fortune magazine wrote:
‘The famously ratings-obsessed Donald Trump will not like the overnights. Preliminary numbers from Nielsen show the president’s first State of the Union address, billed as “must-watch TV” by press secretary Sarah Sanders this week, did not attract record viewership–and it didn’t beat Barack Obama’s first State of the Union ratings back in 2010.’
Of course, that wasn’t the only lie to come of his speech. Right-wing media has praised Trump for a few quotes in particular, especially this one.
‘Tonight, I am extending an open hand to work with members of both parties, Democrats and Republicans, to protect our citizens, of every background, color and creed.’
His desire for bipartisanship lasted exactly long enough for him to get on Twitter a little more than 24 hours later to bash Democrats over DACA negotiations while Trump holds 800,000 lives hostage in exchange for funding for an unnecessary border wall that Trump promised his supporters Mexico would pay for.
If Trump has set any records, it’s for the most lies told by a president in just over a year in office.
Twitter was quick to note the inaccuracies in Trump’s tweets. See some of their best comments below:
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