Trump Brags ‘I Just Found Out I’m #1 On Facebook’ As Coronavirus US Death Toll Nears 5,000


President Trump on Wednesday boasted about being “number one of Facebook” during a daily White House coronavirus task force briefing as the COVID-19 death toll in the United States neared 5,000.

“I have, you know, hundreds of millions of people – number one on Facebook. Did you know I was number one on Facebook?” Trump asked reporters.

“I just found out I’m number one on Facebook,” he boasted. “I thought that was very nice, for whatever it means.”

It is unclear if the president was referring to having the most number of followers on Facebook. Trump currently has 26.8 million followers on the social media platform while former President Barack Obama has 55.1 million followers. Cristiano Ronaldo is currently the most-liked individual on Facebook, with over 122.4 million followers.

Trump’s boast came days after he boasted in a series of tweets about the television ratings of his news conferences about the coronavirus outbreak, which at the time had killed more than 2,300 people and had infected at least 135,000.

Critics slammed Trump’s Sunday tweet touting his White House press briefings being as popular as The Bachelor finale and Monday Night Football.

Trump’s tweets were in response to a New York Times article that said the audience for his briefings was as large as that for popular programming such as “The Bachelor” and “Monday Night Football”

“Because the ‘Ratings’ of my News Conferences etc. are so high, ‘Bachelor finale, Monday Night Football type numbers’ according to the @nytimes, the Lamestream Media is going CRAZY,” Trump tweeted. He quoted the Times article in three more tweets, which cited the millions of people who have tuned in for his briefings and a CBS News poll that found Republicans have far more faith in Trump than the news media.


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