Capitol Report: Trump inaccurately says his State of the Union was most viewed in history

President Donald Trump said Thursday morning that his first State of the Union speech drew the highest number of viewers in history — a statement that data does not back up.

On Twitter, Trump gave thanks for “all of the nice compliments and reviews” of his speech before Congress, and said 45.6 million people watched.

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. @FoxNews beat every other Network, for the first time ever, with 11.7 million people tuning in. Delivered from the heart!

— Donald J.

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