While President Donald Trump expected many people to tune in for his address on immigration on Tuesday, it looks like most had their attention focused somewhere else.
More specifically, on the Democrats’ response by Sen. Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.
According to reports, Trump has taken a hit to his ratings after the event, and this may be signaling a new upcoming trend.
It is worth noting that the official ratings for Trump’s speech were not even made public yet when many in the media started talking about the surprising results in the preliminary numbers.
Trump often brags about being a magnet for great ratings. Things might be changing.
Moreover, many are already speculating on the exact differences between the two, with various expectations that Trump will continue to score lower and lower in the near future.
Of course, this is pure speculation at this point, but there are various indicators that Trump might be on his way to declining rates faster than most are anticipating.
Of course, that probably will not do much to stop his progress in other terms, but it remains to be seen exactly how the situation is going to unfold.
It is also interesting to point out that despite their higher ratings, Schumer and Pelosi actually drew lots of criticism -- and even some humorous remarks -- with their speech, with many ridiculing it online.
Some have even drawn comparisons between the two politicians and horror film characters, and it looks like Internet crowds have been given quite a lot of material to work with after this incident, at least for the next few days or so. And so far, they have been using it very actively.
In the final numbers, at least, 43.3 million people watched the speeches hoping to see if things were going to move in the right direction with the partial government shutdown.
They were wrong because it is still going on over 48 hours later with no end in sight. The two sides are staying put for now.
Is Trump losing his mojo in the ratings war? Were Schumer and Pelosi the right messengers for the Democratic Party?