We broke down Donald Trump’s Twitter Habits

Donald Trump’s Twitter Breakdown

We looked at the habits and tweets (although there were not all that many) of Donald Trump (@realdonaldtrump) by analyzing the data looking for trends and insights. In total we examined the last 400 tweets between November 7 and December 21. 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 Friday and his most active hour is 4 a.m. For the period we examined, the busiest date was Dec 7, with a total of 18 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 400 tweets, Donald Trump tweeted on average every 2.65 hours, impressive by any measure.

Looking back 30 days from the most recent tweet (sent Dec 21), we can generate this chart showing his recent tweet frequency.

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

Most retweeted Tweet

Followers and Favorites

Donald Trump follows 45 other users. He . The most retweeted user was @WhiteHouse (8 times).

retweets by @realdonaldtrump
retweets by @realdonaldtrump


Top tags used by Donald Trump were #MAGA (used two times), #ArmyNavyGame (used two times) and #G20Summit which was also detected two times.

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

Very Unscientific Conclusions

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

  • Approximately 81 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, 15 minutes (30 seconds times 30 days times 9.07 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 11 hours, 19 minutes.
  • We did not detect any cases where a tag was spelled using different casing (Upper and lower case). We tentatively conclude that @realdonaldtrump is very careful when using tags.
  • @realdonaldtrump is on a streak and didn’t miss a single day of tweeting the past 30 days. That’s some serious Twitter Love.