President Donald Trump on Tuesday once again bragged about the television ratings that his press conferences are getting even though the United States is still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic.
"I’ve had great 'ratings' my whole life, there’s nothing unusual about that for me," the president wrote. "The White House News Conference ratings are 'through the roof'... but I don’t care about that. I care about going around the Fake News to the PEOPLE!"
Trump's latest boast about his TV ratings came at a time when more than 42,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, which has also tallied nearly 800,000 confirmed infections in the United States.
According to the Financial Times, America has been losing an average of 2,000 people to the disease per day over the last week, and it is still not clear that the country has reached its peak in terms of daily deaths.
Given this, Trump's latest ratings boast went over like a lead balloon with many Twitter users -- check out some reactions below.
@realDonaldTrump @nytimes tens of thousands Americans are dead, with thousands more dying in agony every day, and t… https://t.co/QpJh4yfOcX— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1587466911.0
@realDonaldTrump @nytimes https://t.co/bvZRDvQHNh— 🦦Marie-Caroline🦥 🏴☠️ (@🦦Marie-Caroline🦥 🏴☠️)1587466779.0
@realDonaldTrump @nytimes Since you tweet about your "ratings" so much, you should know that your Resignation Addre… https://t.co/gBYXhJ6p4i— Not Bill Murray (@Not Bill Murray)1587466776.0
@realDonaldTrump @nytimes Regarding ratings, tell that to families who are losing loved ones that are dying alone a… https://t.co/A5AB11caiV— Fred Guttenberg (@Fred Guttenberg)1587467344.0
@realDonaldTrump @nytimes 41,000 dead Americans. And it brags about its ratings.— Translate Trump (@Translate Trump)1587466875.0
@realDonaldTrump @nytimes Rating! he has ratings! Read all about it! https://t.co/3bqe5cj0uT— 𝓞𝔀𝓷𝓡𝓾𝓵𝓮𝓼 (@𝓞𝔀𝓷𝓡𝓾𝓵𝓮𝓼)1587466809.0
@realDonaldTrump @nytimes Bragging about "ratings" in the middle of a pandemic - 784,000+ cases, 42,000+ deaths. Your hero, conservatives!— Chidi®️ (@Chidi®️)1587467332.0
@realDonaldTrump @nytimes Imagine the ratings for your funeral. If they put it on pay-per-view the country will pay off the national debt.— Comfortably Numb (@Comfortably Numb)1587466713.0
@realDonaldTrump @nytimes https://t.co/8LeHKEubFT— 🦦Marie-Caroline🦥 🏴☠️ (@🦦Marie-Caroline🦥 🏴☠️)1587466734.0
@realDonaldTrump @nytimes I’ll just leave this here... https://t.co/58dA2E9PFT— Jay Lionel (@Jay Lionel)1587467085.0