On Thursday morning Trump lied and said the 45.6 million people who watched Tuesday’s State of the Union was “the highest number in history.”
That’s not true.
“45.6 million people watched,” he said, which is what the ratings company Nielsen announced on Wednesday. But several State of the Union addresses in the past were higher-rated, including Barack Obama’s first address in 2010, which had 48 million viewers.
The 6 highest ever were (1) Bush in 2003 (62 million), (2) Clinton in 1998 (53 million), (3) Bush in 2002 (51.7 million), (4) Obama in 2010 (48 million), (5) Clinton in 1994 (45.8) million and finally (6) Trump in 2018 (45.6 million).
Kellyanne Conway thinks she took too much flak for citing a nonexistent “Bowling Green massacre” to justify President Trump’s travel ban. She said she simply meant to say “Bowling Green terrorists,” and she later said, “I misspoke one word.”
Except now she doesn’t appear to have misspoken at all; she seems to have believed that the Bowling Green massacre was a real thing.
How do we know? Because she cited the same nonexistent attack in separate interviews with two other outlets — Cosmopolitan magazine and TMZ.
Meanwhile, CNN passed on an offer from the White House to have Conway appear on “State of the Union.” Sources say it’s because of her lack of credibility. Conway claims CNN was never offered he interview. CNN’s Twitter response:
“. @KellyannePolls was offered to SOTU on Sunday by the White House. We passed. Those are the facts.”