(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Following former President Donald Trump’s trip to East Palestine, Ohio, Trump shared the “viewership report” which showed the number of people who tuned into the coverage of his trip.
The former president’s visit took place on February 22, around 19 days after a train derailment led to a toxic chemical spill in the area. During his visit, Trump donated bottles of Trump-branded bottles, while also buying McDonald’s for the first responders in the area. He also gave a speech at the local fire Department in which he slammed President Joe Biden and his administration for their reaction to the crisis that ensued following the accident.
On Thursday, Trump took to his social media platform, Truth Social to state that over 178 million people had watched the coverage of his East Palestine trip through either social media or more “traditional” coverage.
While most major news events did not provide coverage of the entire event live, the general reception and coverage of Trump’s visit were positive.
According to the memo, there were 144 million people who viewed on social media and 34 million who viewed through other channels. Where this data exactly came from is not clear yet. The memo also claims that the visit had meant a lot to those in East Palestine and the surrounding area, as it gave them “hope and raised the awareness needed to combat the incompetence of the Biden Administration.” The writer of the memo has not yet been disclosed.
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