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Donald Trump and Twitter – 2009 / 2021 analysis

Analysis of Donald Trump Twitter


On January 8th 2021, Twitter decided to permanently suspend Donald Trump’s Twitter account. If you want to analyze the impact of the suspension you can create a Twitter Report. A few days ago he was suspended 12 hours after some tweets about the attack to the US Capitol.

Trump’s activity before the suspension:

  • 59,553 Tweets and Retweets
  • 46,919 Tweets (Original tweets)
  • 51 Following
  • 389,842,552 Retweets received
  • 1,659,180,779 Likes received
  • March 18th 2009 Opened his Twitter account
  • May 4th 2009 Sent his first Tweet
  • Twitter for iPhone Favorite tool to tweet (17,260 tweets sent)
  • “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” Most retweeted tweet (416,342 retweets) October 11th 2020
  • “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.” Last tweet sent January, 8th 2021
  • “45th President of the United States of America🇺🇸Last Twitter Bio
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This is how the Twitter profile of Donald Trump is looking after the suspension

Before the suspension he had tweeted:

“The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!”

Twitter took this measure after the tweets from the President and the attack to the Capitol. It is amazing how the mentions to Donald Trump hit a maximum even during a month where he was mentioned a lot on Twitter. 16M and 17M tweets per day:

Trump Capitol Attack Twitter
These are the mentions of Donal Trump since Dec 12th 2020 until Jan 9th 2021. The peak during the attack to the Capitol is remarkable.

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This is the tweet by Twitter announcing the suspension:

Donald Trump Twitter: How does the former President use Twitter?

Donald Trump’s tweets are a great way to know what the president is thinking, doing or thinking of doing. Always that Donald Trump uses Twitter a newspaper writes a new article. They are also a great source of conflict and controversy, just read the replies to any tweet he sends. We have analyzed every tweet sent by Donald Trump since he became the President of the United States of America (and before) to see how he’s doing. Can you imagine doing a hashtag tracking of all the hashtags he posts?

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Donald Trump 2,021 Twitter activity

Over the las days Donald Trump has increased his Twitter activity. Trump  has shared almost 150 tweets since the start of the new year. Most of the tweets he shared are original tweets and all of them where sent from iPhone. These are some of the stats we have got with our Twitter analytics tool.

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Twitter report for @realdonaldtrump tweets in 2021

In addition, this is his most most retweeted tweet this year:

And this tweet is the most expensive tweet he has recently shared:

However, Twitter Safety’s account has deleted some of his tweets due to the gravity of the situation developed in Washington the 6th of January 2,021:

Trump tweets and Twitter analysis

The dates of the analysis are since May 4th 2009 until the 7th of January 2,021. We analyzed a lot of info and we can say: Trump + Twitter, what a combination! He is probably the President in the world that uses Twitter the most. And when we say “uses” it means he does it personally, he doesn’t seem to have a team of people managing the account for him.

If you want to analyze Trump tweets today write from:realdonaldtrump in the following box:

Evolution of tweets sent by Donald Trump since 2009

Donald Trump Twitter’s account was opened in 2009. Since then he has sent almost 47K original tweets. In the next chart you will see how he has been using his official account @realDonaldTrump since then. If we take a look at Trump’s account since 2009, the year he opened his account, until today the evolution is quite interesting (kind of crazy if you think about it):

@realdonaldtrump tweets archive
Donald Trump opened his Twitter account in 2009. He really started tweeting heavily in 2012.

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Donald Trump has always used his personal Twitter account @realDonaldTrump instead of the one from the official for the US Presidency @Potus. Former President Barack 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. Trump tweets today are considered a great source of information. We have to say that this analysis is based on real Trump tweets, they are not fake or made up, those are tweets sent by Trump himself.

You can get these tweets and complete data with a Twitter Historical report. The Tweet Binder report about how Donald Trump tweets in 2020 also shows that this tweet remains as Tump’s most liked tweet and Trump’s most retweeted tweet he has ever shared:


Donald Trump Twitter archive and stats

Trump’s latest tweets are always on TV, imagine all the news that are based just on his tweets. Well, Donald Trump has shared almost 47K original tweets since 2009. We do not count the RTs he makes, just the original tweets he has written and sent. Donald Trump original tweets are 46,919tweets divided in:

  • 30,572 text tweets: tweets containing only text (no link, no pic, etc.)
  • 3,624 replies: tweets where he replies to other users (however, in this case, he’s also replying to himself when creating threads)
  • 12,906 links or images (some of these tweets are also replies, so we don’t count them twice)
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Twitter historical report: @realdonaldtrump tweets since 2009

What has Donald Trump tweeted today?

That’s a very interesting question and probably it has a different answer every hour because Donald Trump tweets quite a lot, Trump’s tweets today will be on the news anyway for sure. If you want to see the last tweets from Trump, write from:realdonaldtrump in the following box:

Does Donald Trump tweet from an iPhone or Android?

Since he is president, Donald Trump uses up to 6 ways to send the tweets, 6 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 (although the latest tweets have been sent via an iPhone):

Source Number of tweets
Twitter for iPhone 17,260
Twitter for Android 14,753
Twitter Web Client 12,952
TweetDeck 527
TwitLonger Beta 502
Twitter Media Studio 369

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
#trump2016 926
#makeamericagreatagain 565
#MAGA 464

The real surprise here would be that he doesn’t use hashtags much, maybe he doesn’t need them?

Media and Trump’s tweets

We can say there is a bit of “love” between Fox News and Trump, they are the most mentioned news network in his tweets. We can also point out that Donald Trump likes to talk about the media, most of the most mentioned users are media channels, that’s a fact. 2% of Donald Trump tweets talk about Fox News. And also, 519 tweets (7% of the total) talk about Fake News.

In the next table you can see a distribution of the mentions from the President:

Account Number of tweets
Fox News 842
Barack Obama 795
Fox & Friends 665
CelebApprentice 425
CNN 380
Mitt Romney 353

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. However, it seems something has changed:

Let’s remember that the one who sends these tweets is the President of the United States of America.

Trump’s most retweeted and liked tweet

The most retweeted tweet by Donald Trump is the one where he announces he has Covid-19 (October 2020):

In 2017 Donald Trump sent his second most retweeted tweet 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 324,000 retweets and 529,000 likes, these figures keep growing. Tweets sent by Trump about the CNN are not quite delicate.

The third one has is from November 2016 and we already shared it before (a few lines above) where he said that “Today we make America great again”. This tweets has now 302,432 retweets and 491K likes.

We also investigated the tweet TO Donald Trump with the highest number of mentions, it is from Jimmy Kimmel and it was sent in 2017 (Feb. 26th and got more than 235.000 retweets)

Interesting facts about Donald Trump in Twitter

  • How many Twitter followers does Donald Trump have? At this moment Trump’s Twitter account has over 77 million followers
  • How many mentions does Trump receive in Twitter? He gets 10,000 mentions in 20 minutes. Can you imagine his phone?
  • Is there one fake Donald Trump in Twitter? Ummm, one? Not just one, thousands!
  • Trump only follows around 50 people and mostly his companies, family (Ivanka Trump or Donald Trump Jr.).
  • CNN Trump tweets are not very “nice”.
  • How much is a tweet from Donald Trump worth? Right now the market value will be almost 115K USD. However, since Donald Trump’s tweets get tons of engagement, its real value is over 5K USD. Amazing.
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President Trump likes Twitter. Twitter is the place where Donald Trump 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 his tweets create a huge controversy. In fact, the way he addresses the media has not been seen before, he insults and make fun of them.

It seems safe to say that Trump won’t stop tweeting and that no one can stop him either. But let’s compare the value of the President of the USA in 2020 with an ex-president: Barack Obama. A tweet from Barack Obama is worth over the triple than a tweet from Trump:

@BarackObama Twitter value
This is the value of one tweet from Barack Obama.

Sentiment analysis of Trump Twitter

Trump is sending, mostly, positive and neutral tweets. We analyzed the sentiment value of the tweets written by Donald Trump and we saw that, most of the times, he tries to send tweets with a positive content.

Trump's tweets sentiment data
The sentiment score is quite high for Donald Trump Tweets

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