On Feb. 1, Trump tweeted, “Thank you for all of the nice compliments and reviews on the State of the Union speech. 45.6 million people watched, the highest number in history.” Not true, stated Fox News. Not true, stated Nielsen, who has been the official recorder of the number of TV viewers for decades. Fox News noted that the three presidents who immediately proceeded Trump each delivered a State of the Union speech watched by more people than Trump’s speech. Indeed, Trump’s speech came in sixth place overall behind speeches given by former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.