Donald Trump was a frequent target of mockery during Sunday night's Emmy Awards, so it should come as no surprise that the President would take to Twitter to criticize the telecast.
I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night - the worst ever. Smartest people of them all are the "DEPLORABLES."— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 20, 2017
Except, it's not true.
First of all, he had his timing wrong. He posted this tweet on Tuesday, not Monday, so "last night" wasn't accurate.
And secondly, it turns out this year's broadcast was NOT the lowest rated ever. In fact, Sunday's 11.4 million viewers was a slight increase over last year’s 11.3 million.
As you might expect, Twitter was not impressed with Trump's tweet.
WAIT! You were not saddened by the earthquake in Mexico, hurricanes, mass shooting in Oregon and Heather Heyer. But Emmy's got you down? FFS— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) September 20, 2017
Obama and Trudeau grieved for those affected by the earthquake in Mexico. You ranted about the Emmys. What a leader.— Becca L. (@becca__l) September 20, 2017
11.4 million Americans watched Emmy's - that is 11.39 million more than attended your inauguration. & 11.399 million more than support u now— keith hall (@kfhall0852) September 20, 2017