Donald Trump’s Twitter Breakdown

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 October 16 and December 8. 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 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.

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 600 tweets, Donald Trump tweeted on average every 2.12 hours, impressive by any measure.

Looking back 30 days from the most recent tweet (posted Dec 08), we have generated a 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 (8 times).

retweets by @realdonaldtrump
retweets by @realdonaldtrump

Let’s Play Tag

Top tags used by Donald Trump were #MAGA (used 19 times), #MAGARally (used 17 times) and #JOBSNOTMOBS which was detected 11 times.

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

Our Rather Unscientific Conclusions

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

  • Approximately 77 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, 50 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, 10 minutes.
  • 6.67 percent of the 15 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.