US President Donald Trump has boasted about generating higher TV ratings than coverage of the 9/11 terrorists attacks.
In an interview, Donald Trump claimed that on the Sunday morning television shows, he had attracted “very high ratings”, couple of times higher than the normal.
He made these comments during an interview with the associated press to discuss his first hundred days as the President.
“Chris Wallace, look back during the Army-Navy football game, I did his show that morning,” Mr Trump said.
“It had 9.2 million people. It’s the highest they’ve ever had”
“It’s the highest for ‘Deface the Nation’ since the World Trade Center came down. It’s a tremendous advantage.”
Donald Trump has made such controversial remarks about the 2001 terrorist attacks a couple of times.
Shortly after the World Trade Center buildings collapsed, Mr Trump said in a radio interview that he had become the owner of the tallest building in Manhattan.
“It’s the highest for ‘Face the Nation’ or as I call it, ‘Deface the Nation,’ ” Trump told the AP’s Julie Pace, referring to the CBS News Sunday political talk show. “It’s the highest for ‘Deface the Nation’ since the World Trade Center — since the World Trade Center came down.”
Trump said that CBS Sunday morning political talk show scored 5.2 million viewers with the help of him, although it was not clear which appearance he was referring to. According to TV Newser, Trump appearance in January 2016 scored 4.6 million viewers.
Trump made the comparison during a long, boastful interview in which he touted his ability to bring viewers. He said he scored 9.2 million viewers on Fox News when he spoke to anchor Chris Wallace last fall.
The White House announced that Trump will grant an exclusive interview to “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson to mark his 100th day, set to air this weekend.