Biden’s inaugural address was seen by nearly 2 million more television viewers than it was hired for Donald Trump in 2017.
New York Times media reporter John Koblin tweeted the numbers:
Joe Biden’s inaugural address attracted a larger television audience than Trump’s 2017 speech
Yesterday: 39.8 million viewers
2017: 38.3 million viewers
CNN had the most viewers (10 million), Fox News last (2.7 million)
– John Koblin (@koblin) January 21, 2021
First, Biden beat Trump by millions of votes on election day, and then he beat Trump by millions of viewers on inauguration day.
Biden’s ability to get better viewership than Trump should once and for all destroy the myth that Trump himself created of being a must-see on TV and a rating. President Biden delivered a speech that was highly praised by everyone outside Trump’s greatest propagandists.
Joe Biden understands the concept that less is more. The American people don’t want a president who demands their attention 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Biden made his inaugural address at about twenty minutes, stepped off the stage, and after a few ceremonial stops, went to work for the American people.
Biden is the president that the majority of Americans elected and they are prepared to be reminded of what a normal president looks and acts like.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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