Trump released a statement where he gleefully celebrated that cable news ratings are down because he’s no longer in office.
“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,” he said.
Ratings are down compared to the same time last year, according to Deadline.
Although Fox News rules the ratings roost, all the news networks have showed steep declines since President Joe Biden took office, the website noted.
But while Trump was trying to take credit for the lower ratings, Tapper suggested the former president might want to rethink his comments.
“If I had incited and inspired a deadly insurrection and attempt to undo American democracy I might not be out there bragging about how many viewers it had. On any channel,” he tweeted. “But maybe that’s just me, I’m a different breed of cat.”
Tapper couldn’t help but point out that his own ratings weren’t as terrible as Trump claimed.
Still, some Twitter users did admit they weren’t watching the news as much ― and they considered that a good thing.
Calling all HuffPost superfans!
Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost’s next chapter
Need Your Help Today. Your $1 can change life.