Two million views for this clip online in about 18 hours. Why?
I have an idea.
It’s not because so many people care what Francesa thinks, especially about politics. He’s a big name in his niche, sports talk radio, but that niche is far afield from Trump’s response to coronavirus. This clip is compelling because it’s the political equivalent of a unicorn sighting, a person whose opinion of Trump is actually susceptible to change based on events. There are precious few of those in America anymore, which is why Trump’s job approval barely moves irrespective of whether unemployment is at an all-time low or an all-time high. Francesa’s a special case too because not only did he vote for Trump, he first met the Trump family more than 50 years ago.