Only, if this speech got ”more publicity than any in the history of politics,” where does that leave achievements like George Washington’s farewell address, Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech, John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s “Ich bin ein Berliner” remarks, not to mention Mahatma Gandhi’s “Quit India” address, or Nelson Mandela‘s “An ideal I am prepared to die for”?

But being historically accurate is not the point—with the Trumps, it never is. There is however, a kernel of truth in what the candidate tweeted. His wife’s speech didn’t get more press than any other in history, but it did get more than any other at the convention so far—and she stole the show just like he’s always stolen the show, in ways that have little to do with politics and nothing to do with merit.

Meanwhile, whether in a democracy all press is good press is an old debate, with some troubling precedents. But so far, Trump’s position on the matter seems to be serving him well.

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