Hillary Clinton has mocked Donald Trump after it was revealed the president pulled in one million viewers fewer than Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden during Thursday night's dueling town halls.
'Americans are sick of the Trump reality show. Let's cancel it for good, shall we?' the former Secretary of State tweeted.
Biden's town hall shown on ABC won the ratings war despite Trump's equivalent being shown on all three NBC networks including MSNBC and CNBC.
Hillary Clinton has mocked Donald Trump after it was revealed the president pulled in one million viewers fewer than Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden during Thursday night's dueling town halls
'Americans are sick of the Trump reality show. Let's cancel it for good, shall we?' the former Secretary of State tweeted
'It's a result virtually no one in the business expected,' tweeted CNN.
The Trump town hall averaged 10.9 million viewers on the NBC broadcast network. On MSNBC, Trump reached 1.8 million viewers, and on CNBC, about 720,000 viewers. On ABC, Biden's town hall averaged 14.1 million viewers.
ABC said the event was the network's 'most-watched primetime telecast' since February's Oscars.
In the run-up to the event, the Trump campaign had confidently predicted that they would pull in more watchers than Biden.
President Trump drew in about 13.4million with his broadcast with ABC leading with 14.1million viewers for Joe Biden's town hall
CNN noted that even TV industry insiders were surprised by the numbers
'We're gonna have a much bigger audience than Joe,' said Trump campaign senior adviser Jason Miller.
'Turns out more people last night were interested in watching a leader with a clear plan to get this pandemic under control and Americans back to work, than the same combative, chaotic liar whose incompetence got us into this mess — regardless of how many channels he was on,' Biden campaign national press secretary TJ Ducklo tweeted.
Meanwhile, the president, a day after his contentious town hall managed to get in another round of attacks on moderator Savannah Guthrie and his Democratic rival Joe Biden.
Trump called Guthrie 'crazy', claimed Biden was running a 'crime family', and criticized George Stephanopoulos, the moderator of Biden's competing town hall on Thursday, for not asking the Democratic nominee about his son's emails with Ukrainian officials.
Many of the crowd inside the event in Fort Myers wore face masks - one woman had on a face shield. The images contrasted those waiting for Trump at his next stop - a campaign rally at the Ocala airport, where crowds of people packed in - many without masks.
In a speech in Florida on Friday, with the subject of 'protecting our seniors,' the president riffed on the NBC News correspondent, who pressed him hard on his COVID testing, his tweets and his taxes, and on his rival for the White House.
President Donald Trump, on the day after his contentious town hall with NBC, got in another round of attacks on moderator Savannah Guthrie and his Democratic rival Joe Biden during a speech to seniors in Florida on Friday
A supporter of President Donald Trump adjusts her facial shield during a campaign rally at Caloosa Sound Convention Center & Amphitheater in Fort Myers, Florida
President Trump said NBC News' Savannah Guthrie was 'crazy'
President Trump accused Democratic rival Joe Biden as leading an organized crime family
Trump claimed he had 'a lot of fun' at his town hall the night before, which took place in Miami.
Although he did not attack Guthrie by name, his meaning was clear when complained about 'somebody going totally crazy.'
'I had a lot of fun last night with that. That was a nice evening. Had a nice, pleasurable evening as I had somebody going totally crazy last night,' he said as the crowd applauded. 'I understand it worked out very well last night that's what the word is I suppose. Another evening in paradise, I call it.'
He repeated his criticism of Stephanpoulos for not asking Biden about his son Hunter's emails about the Ukraine during the ABC News town hall in Philadelphia.
And then he went on to echo an attack line first used by Rudy Giuliani, his personal lawyer, that Biden heads a crime family.
'I bet you Hunter is the middleman, like a vacuum cleaner. He follows his father around. What a disgrace. It's a crime family. You want to know something? It's a crime family. Hunter Biden is a middleman. These people are amazing, these middlemen. Hunter made no money until his father became vice president and now he's like a vacuum cleaner,' Trump said.
'It's an organized crime family,' he complained.
Giuliani used the hashtag '#BidenCrimeFamily' in some of hits tweets about Hunter Biden.
Trump claimed he didn't watch Biden's town hall, which aired at the same time the president was participating in a town hall with NBC News.
But he complained Biden got easier questions than he did when he participated in a town hall meeting with Stephanopoulos and ABC News in September.
'I didn't watch Sleepy Joe last night, just wanted to see what he looked like, wasn't looking too good. Was too painful, but I understand they did not ask him a question about this. Can you believe that? Think of it. And Stephanopoulos interviewed me and it was nasty, it was tough. Tough guy,' he said.
Many people in the crowd at Trump's speech at the Caloosa Sound Convention Center in Fort Myers wore masks
Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz signs autographs for the crowd gathered to meet President Trump upon his arrival in Fort Myers
A supporter of President Donald Trump dressed as Superman walks on the tarmac at the Ocala International Airport
A supporter of President Donald Trump walks through the crowd at the airport while dressed as Uncle Sam
And he criticized ABC for not asking about Twitter's decision to suspend accounts that posted a news story about the Hunter Biden emails, which allegedly came from a laptop Hunter owned and that was left at a Wilmington, Delaware, repair shop, whose owner gave a copy of the hard drive to Giuliani.
'But this is the hottest subject there is, didn't ask him one question about the corruption in the family. Didn't ask him one question about how big tech is protecting him,' he said. 'Can you believe what's going on in this country?'
Earlier Friday, the president claimed Biden had a 'very bad showing' when he slammed ABC News for not asking about Hunter.sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in - Black read more from dailymail.....