Trump's State of the Union was NOT watched by record number of people

trump lies about his state of the union speech numbers

It's not even news anymore that Trump's claims don't hold up in the world of...well, reality, but here we go again. Trump tweeted that his State of the Union was watched by the highest number of people in history. And this time we can't even understand why would he have to shout out an obvious lie.

He tweeted, "Thank you for all of the nice compliments and reviews on the State of the Union speech. 45.6 million people watched, the highest number in history. @FoxNews beat every other Network, for the first time ever, with 11.7 million people tuning in. Delivered from the heart!"

The number, 45.6 million, is impressive enough. Can't say anything bad about it. But the moment he starts to claim that it's he highest number in history, he's gone off the rails again and claims something that so clearly isn't true. According to Nielsen, a global measurement and data analytics company, which you should know, now also tracks online viewings, the number of people who watched Trump's State of the Union was actually higher than Trump's claim, 47,741,000. But it's far from being the highest number in history.

Obama's State of the Union address on 1/27/10 attracted 48,009,595 viewers.
Obama's 2/24/2009 State of the Union had 52,373,000 viewers.
George W. Bush's address on 1/28/03 had 62,061,000 viewers.
Bush's 1/29/02 address had 51,773,000 viewers.
Clinton's 1/27/98 State of the Union address had 53,077,000 viewers.
Clinton's 2/17/1993 address had 66,900,000 viewers

So the claim that "45.6 million people watched, the highest number in history" is a very obvious lie. And in this case, Trump could have just said there were lots of viewers and be done with it. It would have been a good number anyway. But he always seems to have the need to make up some new fake facts that he likes even more. We can understand if it's a person in a bar you see for the very first time who is trying to say he's the best person you've ever met. And often, you couldn't even disprove that (well, except for the fact that the best people would never claim to be the best in the first place), but the president of the United States, really? Again?

Although, as mentioned, in case of Trump it's nothing new and probably we could write a similar piece again tomorrow and every day after.

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