For all the criticisms being hurled against President Donald Trump by liberals and his haters, at the very least it is remarkable to note that he is getting people interested in political and current affairs, getting Americans talking, inspiring citizens to react.
The President is more pleased than puzzled that people are now more engaged. He even made special notice and mention of news enjoying more ratings than the once ratings-formidable Super Bowl in a White House meeting earlier.
Trump told his economic advisory team that impressive ratings used to be "Super Bowl territory" but now news has overtaken the big sporting event in the ratings game. For the Chief Executive, that scenario could only be good.
The ratings were down for NFL's most recent regular season compared with last year. Some observers and watchers think that viewers' attention and interest veered away from football and shifted towards to the greater spectacle that was the fiercely-fought 2016 presidential election, which has all the elements of a great battle with Trump eventually beating all the odds to pull off an amazing upset victory.
TV ratings are of special interest to the President, obviously being a product of the phenomenal medium himself, and being knowledgeable of the inner workings of an industry he once became both an insider and player. He also used TV ratings to humor one celebrity who has been critical of him when he asked the nation to " pray for Arnold" at the National Prayer Breakfast, referring to Arnold Schwarzenegger the new host of " The New Celebrity Apprentice". Trump of course used to host the old -and more popular- version of the show, and he noticed that its new version now under the former action star and governor is doing poorly in the ratings game.
The President has agreed to do a sit down Super Bowl pregame interview with Fox News commentator Bill O' Reilly for the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons battle this Sunday. We just don’t know if Trump is in a way hoping to help boost the game's ratings with the interview.