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Trump brags about his television ratings as pandemic intensifies

President Trump may be dealing with the novel coronavirus pandemic, but he apparently still has time to boast about one of his favorite topics: television ratings.

Trump went on a bit of a tweetstorm Sunday afternoon, citing a four-day-old report from The New York Times that highlighted the number of viewers tuning into his revived daily White House briefings. The president earlier tweeted that the "lamestream media," as he refers to many news sources, wants him to fail, and suggested he was driving them "crazy" with the high ratings that matched programs like The Bachelor and Monday Night Football.

Unsurprisingly, Trump's tweets have already drawn criticism about the direction of his focus during the crisis. Tim O'Donnell