Donald Trump’s Twitter Habits

Donald J. Trump’s Twitter Breakdown

We investigated the habits and tweets of the extremely popular Donald Trump (@realdonaldtrump) by analyzing the data looking for trends and insights. In total we examined the last 1000 tweets between December 13, 2018 and March 16, 2019. All times in this article are in Pacific Daylight Time.

The account dates all the way back to March 2009.

This re-tweet by Donald J. Trump was the most popular of all the retweets

Hourly Breakdown

realdonaldtrump’s top day to tweet is Sunday and the most active hour is 4 a.m. For the period we examined, the busiest date was , with a total of 41 tweets.

Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @realdonaldtrump
Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @realdonaldtrump

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Day of week chart for @realdonaldtrump
Day of week chart for @realdonaldtrump

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Analyzing all 1000 tweets, Donald Trump tweeted on average every 2.24 hours, impressive by any measure.

Looking back 30 days from the most recent tweet (posted Mar 16), we can generate this chart showing Donald J. Trump the tweet frequency.

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

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Most Liked and most retweeted Tweet

Be a leader, not a follower

Donald Trump follows 45 other users. @realdonaldtrump has an incredible amount of followers (59,062,540 and counting). The most retweeted user was @WhiteHouse (21 times).

Retweets by @realdonaldtrump
Retweets by @realdonaldtrump

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Tagging

Top tags used by Donald Trump were #MAGA (used nine times), #SOTU (used five times) and #WGDP which was detected two times.

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

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Pure Speculation

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

  • If we assume each tweet takes thirty seconds to type and send on average, then we can calculate the time spent tweeting over a one-month period is 2 hours, 41 minutes (30 seconds times 30 days times 11 tweets per day). If we also assume that before the actual tweet takes place, two minutes of thought are spent in deep contemplation about how to phrase it and possibly locating the perfect image, then the total amount of time monthly spent tweeting and preparing the tweets is 13 hours, 25 minutes.
  • Donald J. Trump is on a streak and didn’t miss a single day of tweeting the past 30 days. That’s some serious Twitter Love.
  • 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.
  • Both weekdays and weekends are tweet days, Donald J. Trump is an equal opportunity tweeter.