President Donald Trump’s daily White House coronavirus briefings have drawn huge ratings, Breitbart reports.
The New York Times reports, Nielsen registered 12.2 million people watched Trump’s briefing on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, and additional millions more are watching on ABC, CBS, NBC and online streaming sites.
These ratings are similar to those of “Monday Night Football,” typically the most popular program for a Monday.
Since the coronavirus hit, the numbers have continued to rise, the millions of Americans driven by intense concern about the virus who are practicing social distancing or in quarantine are tuning in for the daily briefings.
New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo has also grabbed the spotlight with his updates about the coronavirus in New York, but comparison ratings numbers were not available.
President Trump continues to spread optimism about beating the virus from the briefing room podium and returning life to normal, despite cautionary talk from government doctors like Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx. Vice President Mike Pence offers comfort and reassurance from the podium, reminding Americans to follow the government recommendations to help stop the spread of the virus, Brietbart reports.
“The left has turned Fauci into a resistance hero, despite repeated assertions from the doctor that they are on the same team although they serve different roles. Supporters of the president cheer him on as he battles through skeptical journalists who routinely pit themselves against the president,” Breitbart writes.
On Wednesday, CNN cut away from the president’s briefing and quickly returned when Dr. Anthony Fauci began speaking.