As part of a three-tweet attack on the "lamestream media" Donald Trump made a point of bragging that the daily press conferences on the coronavirus pandemic that he has taken over are getting ratings similar to Monday Night Football and "The Bachelor" finales.
According to the president's tone-deaf tweet issued when the mortality rate from the COVID-19 virus is accelerating, "Because the 'Ratings' of my News Conferences etc. are so high, 'Bachelor finale, Monday Night Football type numbers' according to the @nytimes, the Lamestream Media is going CRAZY. 'Trump is reaching too many people, we must stop him.' said one lunatic. See you at 5:00 P.M.!"
That prompted a fast and furious response from commenters who are hunkered down in their homes over health concerns across the country.
Because the “Ratings” of my News Conferences etc. are so high, “Bachelor finale, Monday Night Football type numbers… https://t.co/91g2U2TgGl— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1585501580.0
@realDonaldTrump @nytimes You ride a Pale Horse https://t.co/W8hnOrB7Ad— Dr. Driftglass von Fucker (@Dr. Driftglass von Fucker)1585502373.0
@realDonaldTrump @nytimes Ratings?! Your leadership is DEPLORABLE! https://t.co/o7WSzHZ4ig— Outspoken (@Outspoken)1585502580.0
@realDonaldTrump @nytimes Who would have thought that willful incompetence leading to the deaths of thousands, and… https://t.co/L7Px46wYhQ— David Rothschild (@David Rothschild)1585502052.0
@realDonaldTrump @nytimes You're a murderer. https://t.co/3PMSclmXlI— John Pavlovitz (@John Pavlovitz)1585501752.0
@realDonaldTrump @nytimes As people die by the thousands, this monster crows about his RATINGS.— Charles Johnson (@Charles Johnson)1585503226.0
@realDonaldTrump @nytimes As Americans fight for their lives, all he sees is his ratings. That's just another pro… https://t.co/9jJJdXZKAl— Chidi®️ (@Chidi®️)1585501973.0
@realDonaldTrump @nytimes Trump's order of importance: 1. His "ratings." 2. The market. . . . . . . . . 2,000,000. Your lives.— St. Nick Jack Pappas (@St. Nick Jack Pappas)1585501896.0
@realDonaldTrump @nytimes Ratings? That’s what you’re focusing on. Ratings? This is the worse medical crisis in 1… https://t.co/gDR1SP5cuw— Kim Northrop (@Kim Northrop)1585503289.0
@realDonaldTrump @gtconway3d @nytimes https://t.co/ThdTGcNOwF— 🦋 CoolBreeze 🦋 (@🦋 CoolBreeze 🦋)1585501831.0
@realDonaldTrump @nytimes Ratings. This is what he’s concerned about.— Milquetoast (@Milquetoast)1585501851.0
@realDonaldTrump @nytimes Americans are dying. You are concerned about your TV-ratings. There is no bottom.— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈)1585505288.0
@realDonaldTrump @nytimes How many American deaths will you be responsible for in this episode?— Cheri Jacobus (@Cheri Jacobus)1585503327.0
@realDonaldTrump @nytimes The world is ending and Trump is trying to convince us he has good ratings. So sad.— Darryl Silver (@Darryl Silver)1585501662.0
@realDonaldTrump @nytimes Omg. I didn’t believe this was a real account. I was certain this was a parody account. I… https://t.co/tNI4ld54uC— Jo (@Jo)1585503852.0
@realDonaldTrump @nytimes You said the quiet part out loud again. You've got a hit on your hand and play it right,… https://t.co/W0hN7SIvPh— Joe Lockhart (@Joe Lockhart)1585501713.0
@realDonaldTrump @nytimes Hilarious that even tho you've gotten a bump out of your daily propoganda conferences, pe… https://t.co/XXPp3bgbfn— Jesus Wear a Fucking Mask Christ (@Jesus Wear a Fucking Mask Christ)1585503268.0
@realDonaldTrump @nytimes Imagine doing a televised address on the unprecedented number of Americans contracting a… https://t.co/ImjIvZVqom— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)1585502343.0
dead bodies are piling up in refrigerated trucks in front of NYC hospitals and this fucking sociopath is bragging a… https://t.co/JaR6aonrMz— Red (@Red)1585503548.0
At the time Trump tweeted this, over 130,000 Americans have Coronavirus and more than 2,300 have died https://t.co/fq2rfUivro— Evan Siegfried (@Evan Siegfried)1585502760.0