5 Reasons Why Donald Trump Is Dead Wrong Boasting About Record Debate Ratings

Cable news channels didn’t even exist for decades of televised presidential debates

Donald Trump likes to talk a big game about the TV ratings he brings in, but the president was flat-out wrong about the kind of numbers his first presidential debate with Joe Biden brought in on Tuesday night.

On Wednesday, Trump tweeted: “HIGHEST CABLE TELEVISION RATINGS OF ALL TIME. SECOND HIGHEST OVERALL TELEVISION RATINGS OF ALL TIME. Some day these Fake Media Companies are going to miss me, very badly!!!”

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Tony Maglio

Tony Maglio

TV Editor • tony.maglio@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tonymaglio

J. Clara Chan

J. Clara Chan

Media and politics reporter • jclara.chan@thewrap.com • Twitter: @jclarachan