Well aware of Trump’s narcissism and misplaced priorities, Alyssa Milano gave Trump some news that he’s certain not to like.
The actress hit Trump right where it hurts with the news that his State of the Union ratings fell by nine percent since his comparable speech – an address to a joint session of Congress – in February of last year.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 31, 2018
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To make matters worse for the decidedly insecure president, the returns on Trump’s speech, which ran about an hour and twenty minutes, were lower than Obama’s first SOTU speech in 2010.
According to The Hollywood Reporter:
For a presidency, addresses tend to start high (of late, with an unofficial speech weeks into office) and steadily lose steam — with obvious exceptions in times of war or uncertainty. Obama kicked off the first of his eight addresses in the House chamber with 52.4 million viewers in 2009.
Trump’s obsession with ratings has frequently been on full display, both before and during his presidency.
Wow, the ratings are in and Arnold Schwarzenegger got "swamped" (or destroyed) by comparison to the ratings machine, DJT. So much for….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2017
Wow, television ratings just out: 31 million people watched the Inauguration, 11 million more than the very good ratings from 4 years ago!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2017
Ratings challenged @CNN reports so seriously that I call President Obama (and Clinton) "the founder" of ISIS, & MVP. THEY DON'T GET SARCASM?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2016
With the lowest approval ratings of any Commander-in-Chief at this point in his presidency in modern history, perhaps Trump should focus on governing instead of the television.