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 797 tweets between September 14 and November 23. 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
Had a very good conversation with the newly elected President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, who won his race by a substantial margin. We agreed that Brazil and the United States will work closely together on Trade, Military and everything else! Excellent call, wished him congrats!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 29, 2018
Donald Trump’s top day to tweet is Monday and his most active hour is 7 a.m. For the period we examined, the busiest date was Nov 4, with a total of 31 tweets.
Analyzing all 797 tweets, Donald Trump tweeted on average every 2.10 hours, impressive by any measure.
Looking back 30 days from the most recent tweet (from Nov 23), we can generate this chart showing his recent tweet frequency.
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
Followers and Favorites
Donald Trump follows 46 other users. He . The most retweeted user was @WhiteHouse (16 times).
Top tags used by Donald Trump were #MAGA (used 33 times), #MAGARally (used 17 times) and #HurricaneMichael which was detected ten times.
Our Rather Unscientific Conclusions
In this section we submit to total speculation about Donald Trump. Because we can.
- Approximately 78 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, 51 minutes (30 seconds times 30 days times 11 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, 16 minutes.
- 5.13 percent of the 39 tags had a number of upper and lowercase inconsistencies. This indicates that @realdonaldtrump is mostly consistent, but perhaps sometimes in too much of a hurry to enter the tags correctly.
- @realdonaldtrump is on a streak and didn’t miss a single day of tweeting the past 30 days. That’s some serious Twitter Love.