45th President Donald Trump issued a statement via email from “Save America” PAC Tuesday regarding cable news outlets’ ratings dropping since he left office in January.
“Trump predicted news ratings would ‘tank if I’m not there.’ He wasn’t wrong,” declared a March 22 headline in The Washington Post, which reported drops at all three of the leading cable news channels (CNN the most and Fox News the least), reported Vanity Fair.
Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America:
CNN ratings are down 70%. MSDNC is also way down. Actually, they are ALL way down. They say the news is “boring” since I left D.C.
Morning Joe, Joy Reid (whoever that is?), Nicole Wallace, Jake Tapper, and even Chris Wallace, at Fox, in free fall.
A wonderful thing to see! Continued Below
Daily Caller reported:
CNN’s ‘The Lead with Jake Tapper’ has lost approximately 75% of its audience since Trump left office in January, according to Fox News. Tapper’s show averaged about 2.8 million viewers in January and dropped to about 706,000 between May 31 and June 23, according to Fox News.
MSNBC posted about 1.49 million viewers in May 2021, which is a 22% drop from May 2020, according to Deadline. Continued Below
In a statement earlier in the month, President Trump called on Fox News to rid Chris Wallace from the cable news station and dubbed the anchor a terribly rated “‘almost’ Radical Left”.
“Why does Fox News keep Chris Wallace?” Trump said. “His ratings are terrible, he’s ‘almost’ Radical Left, he was acknowledged to have failed badly as a Presidential debate moderator (except for Biden who he totally protected!), and so much else. Usually, these are not the qualities of a long-term stay!”
Screenshot of President Donald Trump’s email statement: