President Donald Trump on Tuesday boasted about the television ratings that he's been getting for his daily coronavirus press briefings at a time when deaths from the disease in the United States have surged past 13,000.
The president began his tweet by complaining that Democrats have been calling on networks to stop airing Trump's press conferences live because of the multitude of documented lies and falsehoods he spouts.
"The Radical Left Democrats have gone absolutely crazy that I am doing daily Presidential News Conferences," Trump wrote. "They actually want me to STOP! They used to complain that I am not doing enough of them, now they complain that I 'shouldn’t be allowed to do them.'"
The president then said that he would not stop doing them because the ratings were so great.
"They tried to shame the Fake News Media into not covering them, but that effort failed because the ratings are through the roof according to, of all sources, the Failing New York Times, “Monday Night Football, Bachelor Finale” type numbers (& sadly, they get it $FREE)," he wrote. "Trump Derangement Syndrome!"
Less than six weeks ago, Trump declared that the United States only had 15 cases of COVID and that number would soon be "down close to zero."
Since then, the United States has documented 400,000 reported cases of coronavirus and over 13,000 deaths related to the disease.