Tweet Binder analyzed the tweets of Trump since the 1st of January of 2017
Donald Trump’s tweets are a great way to know what the president is thinking. They are also a great source of conflict and controversy. Tweet Binder has analyzed every tweet sent by the president of the United States of America to see how he’s doing. Donald Trump keeps using his official Twitter account heavily instead of the one from the presidency @Potus. President Obama used to have a team running his accounts. Whenever he sent a tweet personally, he added its signature to it so the audience would know.
Donald Trump has sent in these 180 days of 2017 931 tweets. We are not counting here the RTs he has sent, just the original tweets he has written and sent. 931 tweets divided in:
- 645 text tweets: tweets containing only text (no link, no pic, etc.).
- 16 replies: tweets where he replies to other users (however, in this case, he’s replying to himself when creating threads)
- 270 links or images.
What device is the president using to send the tweets?
Donald Trump uses up to 5 ways to send the tweets, 5 different sources. Let’s remember that Twitter consider “source” the software a person uses to tweet. In this case, these are the sources Donald Trump uses:
|Source||Number of tweets|
|Twitter for iPhone||601|
|Twitter for Android||274|
|Twitter Web Client||12|
875 tweets are sent directly from cellphones, mostly from iPhone. This means that the president still uses his iPhone…:
I use both iPhone & Samsung. If Apple doesn’t give info to authorities on the terrorists I’ll only be using Samsung until they give info.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2016
What hashtags does Donald Trump use when he tweets?
Not big surprise here, Donald Trump is using his campaign hashtags mostly: #MAGA (Make America Great Again) and #AmericaFirst
|Hashtag||Number of tweets|
The real surprise here would be that he doesn’t use hashtags much, maybe he doesn’t need them?
What media does Donald Trump mention the most?
Donald Trump talks about the media, that’s a fact. He talks so much about the media that 19% of his tweets in 2017 (177 tweets) talk about the media. 7,2% talk about Fake News.
|Media||Number of tweets|
|New York Times||20|
Fox News is the media that receives the highest number of mentions. It is also one of the only ones that talks “nice” about Donald Trump. That’s why the president send tweets like these:
Thank you @FoxNews “Huge win for President Trump and GOP in Georgia Congressional Special Election.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2017
However, the rest of the mentions to the media are not that nice. For example, CNN is receiving many tweets in 2017 from the president that are not that nice:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2017
Let’s remember that the one who sends these tweets is the president of the United States of America.
Most retweeted and liked tweet in 2017
In 2017 Donald Trump has sent 931 tweets so far. The tweet where he shows a video making fun of CNN News is the one with the highest number of retweets and likes. So far it has 274,731 retweets and 449243 likes, these figures keep growing.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017
The second one has 98,128 retweets and 104,706 likes:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2017
President Trump likes Twitter. It is the place where he feels safe, independent and where he can say whatever he wants. We haven’t tried to judge the content of the tweets, we don’t care about that and we have more important things to do actually. Donald trump’s use of Twitter is very peculiar because he is using it everyday and each of this tweets create a huge controversy. The way he addresses the media has not been seen before, he insults them and make fun of them.
We will see where this goes, but it seems like Trump won’t stop tweeting and that no one can stop him either.
Bonus: the president is tweeting in Vietnamese!
According to Twitter, the president sent one tweet in Vietnamese!! Yes, actually from the 931 tweets sent, 918 were in English, 12 “undetermined” and 1 in Vietnamese. Very international president.