Many on social media are deeming President Donald Trump‘s tweet about his spike in television ratings as “hurtful” as the United States battles the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking about his daily coronavirus briefings, Trump quoted a New York Times article about recent viewership statistics that compared his ratings to the popularity of The Bachelor and Monday Night Football.
“‘President Trump is a ratings hit. Since reviving the daily White House briefing Mr. Trump and his coronavirus updates have attracted an average audience of 8.5 million on cable news, roughly the viewership of the season finale of The Bachelor,’ ” Trump tweeted on Sunday.
As of March 29, there are at least 125,093 confirmed cases of coronavirus and at least 2,149 deaths, according to the New York Times database.