First, here’s what President Trump Tweeted. Then we’ll talk reality:
Everybody can twist ratings to say something good, but the reality is that all three cable news nets were down for the month. ALL OF THEM. Yes, FOX is number one, but MSNBC is a solid second place. HERE’S THE WAYForbes reported it.
Facts are facts. Aren’t they? Consider these numbers reported by the New Yorker:
After members of the press pool got out of vans and headed over to where the President was about to speak, they noticed thatSean Hannity, the Fox News host, was already on location. Unlike them, he hadn’t been confined by the Secret Service, and was mingling with Administration officials, at one point huggingKirstjen Nielsen, the Secretary of Homeland Security. The pool report noted that Hannity was seen “huddling” with the White House communications director, Bill Shine. After the photo op, Hannity had an exclusive on-air interview with Trump. Politico laterreportedthat it was Hannity’s seventh interview with the President, and Fox’s forty-second. Since then, Trump has given Fox two more. He has granted only ten to the three other main television networks combined, and none to CNN, which he denounces as “fake news.”