We broke down Donald Trump’s Twitter Habits

Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @realdonaldtrump
Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @realdonaldtrump

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 20 and December 1. 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

The Hours

Donald Trump’s top day to tweet is Tuesday 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.

Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @realdonaldtrump
Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @realdonaldtrump
Day of week chart for @realdonaldtrump
Day of week chart for @realdonaldtrump

Analyzing all 797 tweets, Donald Trump tweeted on average every 2.16 hours, impressive by any measure.

Looking back 30 days from the most recent tweet (posted Dec 01), we have generated this chart showing his recent tweet frequency.

@realdonaldtrump%27s Tweet Frequency
@realdonaldtrump’s Tweet Frequency
Most retweeted Tweet

Followers and Favorites

Donald Trump follows 46 other users. He . The most retweeted user was @WhiteHouse (17 times).

retweets by @realdonaldtrump
retweets by @realdonaldtrump


Top tags used by Donald Trump were #MAGA (used 33 times), #MAGARally (used 17 times) and #HurricaneMichael which was detected ten times.

@realdonaldtrump%27s hashtag usage
@realdonaldtrump’s hashtag usage

Pure Speculation

Here we surrender to speculation about Donald Trump. Because, why not.

  • 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, 46 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 13 hours, 52 minutes.
  • 3.23 percent of the 31 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.


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