The best efforts of seemingly every Trump detractor to malign a celebration of the United States of America on its Independence Day seem to have failed:
— The Hill (@thehill) July 9, 2019
More from The Hill:
Fox News delivered 4.8 million viewers for its coverage of President Trump‘s Fourth of July “Salute to America” speech, according to Nielsen Media Research, marking the highest ratings the network has registered on July 4 in its nearly 23-year history.
Even CNN got in on the ratings action:
CNN also carried the Trump speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., live, and averaged 1.5 million viewers.
Breaking any kind of ratings record at FNC is significant, given that the network has been the 800-lb. gorilla on the cable news block for a very long time.
The mainstream media shamefully worked overtime in the days leading up the event to undermine sentiment for it. It was petty, mean-spirited, and ultimately not very successful.
After the event, they tried to lie about the in-person attendance, claiming the crowd was small. Even left-leaning PolitiFact had to rate those claims as “False.”
Pictures from the “Salute to America” also dispelled that notion:
— Breaking News Global (@BreakingNAlerts) July 4, 2019
We can talk all we want about the fractured politics in America, but it is nice to see that the haters can still be marginalized with a good-old Fourth of July party.