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
President George H.W. Bush led a long, successful and beautiful life. Whenever I was with him I saw his absolute joy for life and true pride in his family. His accomplishments were great from beginning to end. He was a truly wonderful man and will be missed by all!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 1, 2018
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.
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.
Most retweeted Tweet
The Democrats and President Obama gave Iran 150 Billion Dollars and got nothing, but they can’t give 5 Billion Dollars for National Security and a Wall?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2018
Followers and Favorites
Donald Trump follows 45 other users. He . The most retweeted user was @WhiteHouse (8 times).
Top tags used by Donald Trump were #MAGA (used two times), #ArmyNavyGame (used two times) and #G20Summit which was also detected two times.
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.