It doesn’t matter where he hosts a rally in America—President Trump draws an incredible crowd.
Last night, Fox News hosted a town hall with President Trump, and like his massive, history-making rallies, the number of viewers who turned in to hear what Trump had to say was off the charts.
According to Fox News, their town hall with President Trump on Thursday was the most-watched election town hall in cable news history, according to early Nielsen media research.
The event co-moderated by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum averaged 4.2 million viewers from 6:30-7:30 p.m. ET. The record-setting town hall dominated cable news, topping MSNBC’s 1.4 million viewers and CNN’s 1 million viewers combined.
Fox News also beat CNN and MSNBC combined in the key news demographic of adults age 25-54, averaging 744,000 during the town hall.
Trump, speaking with Baier and MacCallum in Joe Biden’s hometown of Scranton, Pa., suggested that the new Democratic front-runner’s repeated gaffes could be a sign of a competency issue — honing a line of attack that Republicans are expected to repeatedly deploy if Biden becomes his party’s nominee.
President Trump had several great moments during his Fox News town hall in Scranton, PA. But a hilarious moment for Trump was when Fox News host Bret Bair asked him who he’d rather run against in the general election, Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden?
“I’ll tell ya,” Trump began, “I was all set for Bernie, cuz I thought it was gonna happen. Ya know, we get ready for things, right? So, mentally, I’m all set for Bernie. Communist—I had everything down—he’s a communist. I was all set.” The audience can be heard laughing as they clap for his response. He immediately moved on to Joe Biden, “And then we had this crazy thing that happened, right? on Tuesday, which he thought was Thursday.” More laughter can be heard from the crowd. “But he also said 150 million people were killed by guns, and he was running for the United States Senate. Support me for the United States Senate. There’s something going on there,” he added as the crowd roared with laughter.
As a bonus, Trump referred to Elizabeth Warren as a “very mean lady” who hit “Mini-Mike” and made him “choke” during the debates.
“So, now I’m ready for Bernie, and then all of a sudden, I went to the first lady, who people love,” the crowd clapped enthusiastically to show their love for Melania, saying, “And I said, he [Biden] just won Texas.” Trump told Bair that in a certain way, Bernie would be tougher because he has a base, adding, “it’s a much smaller base,” as he reminded the audience, who was cheering loudly by now, about the size of his massive rallies.
Trump ended by saying he thinks it’s going to be tough for Bernie “to come back.”
— Michael Coudrey (@MichaelCoudrey) March 6, 2020
For anyone who wasn’t fortunate enough to catch President Trump’s entire town hall, here the video in its entirety:
So much winning…