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Wallace replied that it would but this would not be enough because the Democrats still won the House in the midterms with the border wall being Trump's main issue.

However, that number rose to about 47% in the next 15-minute block, during which Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi presented a response.

Opposition response usually draws a reduced viewership, as people gradually tune out during a presidential address, making the higher ratings more striking, even if the numbers were just slightly above the president's speech.

Normally, Fox News viewers can count on watching hours and hours of regularly scheduled programming without getting a whiff of an inconvenient truth, but tonight Shepard Smith, one of the few (only?) honest brokers on the network, called Trump out on the steaming pile of racist offal he was serving the nation tonight.

Then came his joke: "They should either reject him outright, or if he insists on speaking in prime time, make him do it as a contestant on 'The Masked Singer, '" referencing the new singing competition show on Fox.

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FNC also beat ABC broadcast network (5.801M) in total viewers in the half hour. After Trump talked about crimes committed by undocumented immigrants, Smith said, "government statistics show there is less violent crime committed by the undocumented immigrant population than by the general population". Initially, Trump insisted Mexico would pay for the boarder wall. And CNN finished third with 3,571,000.

"Let me get back in your face, 'cause you're such a smart ass most of the time and I know you want this to go viral", Conway said.

And yet this time around, all the major networks said they'd provide coverage of the speech.

Over on ABC, Jimmy Kimmel discussed whether it was acceptable for the networks to "give the President a forum to lie to us on television". "It is hard to argue this night was about anything other than pure politics - and the networks interrupted programming to accommodate it".

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