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If the election was a TV ratings war, Donald Trump would be US President right now

More people tuned in for his convention speech than Hillary Clinton’s.

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DONALD TRUMP’S NOMINATION acceptance speech drew a bigger TV audience than Hillary Clinton’s.

The Nielsen company estimated that 29.8 million people watched Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention on last night on the commercial networks.

That fell short of the 32.2 million people who watched Trump speak to the Republicans a week previously.

That came despite the Democrats reaching more people than the Republicans on each of the first three days of their respective conventions.

Both camps were campaigning today in the first full day since the end of convention season.

Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine are started their bus tour of a pair of battleground states.

The Democratic presidential nominee said during a kickoff rally in Philadelphia that the tour through critical Pennsylvania and Ohio will stop at “places that make things.”

And she took a dig at her GOP rival, saying Donald Trump “doesn’t make anything in America except bankruptcies.”

Clinton pledged that her first 100 days in office would see the biggest investment in new jobs since World War II. She said it would focus on infrastructure, technology, clean energy and advanced manufacturing.

Reacting to Clinton’s acceptance speech from last night, Trump described it as “so average.”

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Trump said at a rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado that he watched Clinton’s speech the night before in Philadelphia. He criticised her speech as being “full of clichés” and full of false claims against him.

Trump also bragged about TV ratings results.

He said that he thought Chelsea Clinton did very well and noted that she’s is friends with his daughter Ivanka.

He joked that he wished they weren’t friends “because it would be a lot easier!”

- With reporting by Rónán Duffy

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