Donald Trump’s Twitter Breakdown
We looked at the habits and tweets of Donald Trump (@realdonaldtrump) by analyzing the data looking for trends and insights. In total we examined the last 600 tweets between August 26 and October 15. All times in this article are in Pacific Daylight Time.
The account dates all the way back to March 2009.
Most Liked and most retweeted Tweet
Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him. His testimony was powerful, honest, and riveting. Democrats’ search and destroy strategy is disgraceful and this process has been a total sham and effort to delay, obstruct, and resist. The Senate must vote!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2018
Donald Trump’s top day to tweet is Monday and his most active hour is 5 a.m. For the period we examined, the busiest date was Sep 14, with a total of 31 tweets.
Analyzing all 600 tweets, Donald Trump tweeted on average every 2.00 hours, impressive by any measure.
Looking back 30 days from the most recent tweet (sent Oct 15), we can generate this chart showing his recent tweet frequency.
Most retweeted Tweet
You don’t hand matches to an arsonist, and you don’t give power to an angry left-wing mob. Democrats have become too EXTREME and TOO DANGEROUS to govern. Republicans believe in the rule of law - not the rule of the mob. VOTE REPUBLICAN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2018
Followers and Favorites
Donald Trump follows 47 other users. He . The most retweeted user was @fema (12 times).
Tag! You’re It
Top tags used by Donald Trump were #MAGA (used 18 times), #Florence (used 17 times) and #HurricaneMichael which was detected ten times.
Our Rather Unscientific Conclusions
Here we engage in total speculation about Donald Trump. Because, why not.
- Approximately 83 percent of tweets are sent during the workweek (Mon to Fri). It seems @realdonaldtrump favors weekdays slightly over weekends.
- If we assume each tweet takes 30 seconds to type and send on average, then we can calculate the time spent tweeting over a one-month period is 2 hours, 59 minutes (30 seconds times 30 days times 12 tweets per day). If we furthermore assume that before the actual tweet takes place, two minutes of thought are spent in thoughtful deliberation about how to phrase it and possibly finding an image, then the total amount of time per month spent tweeting and thinking about tweeting is 14 hours, 59 minutes.
- 4.17 percent of the 48 tags had a number of upper and lowercase inconsistencies. This is a very consistent tagger that takes care to get things right.
- @realdonaldtrump is on a streak and didn’t miss a single day of tweeting the past 30 days. That’s some serious Twitter Love.