If President Donald Trump’s personal Twitter account were a television show, the network might be whispering about canceling it due to bad numbers.
During the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency, his personal Twitter account has slowly lost steam, according to the Associated Press’s analysis of likes, retweets, quotes, and replies to Trump’s personal account, @realDonaldTrump.
During Trump’s first 50 days in office, 60 percent of his tweets topped 50,000 engagements — which include likes, retweets and quote tweets. After that, only 9 percent have exceeded that number.
Contrary to a popular comedic trope that Trump tweets just before dawn, his tweets are basically evenly spread between morning, afternoon, and evening, although his most provocative tweets are still posted in the early morning hours, the study showed.
Trump’s favorite word to tweet is “great,” his second favorite tweet is “America” or “American,” and his third favorite is “news” or “media.” His most commonly tweeted hashtag is #MAGA, the abbreviation for his campaign slogan “Make American Great Again.”
Trump’s tweet that garnered the most responses — likes, retweets, quotes with comment and replies — came on Feb. 9, when he blasted a federal appeals court for temporarily blocking his immigration ban, which the ACLU has called an unconstitutional “Muslim Ban.”
“SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE,” the president tweeted on Feb. 9, the same day the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued its ruling.
Trump’s all-caps tweet was liked more than 238,000 times and retweeted without comment 67,000 times, a typical sign of support. Users replied to Trump’s tweet — which suggests disagreement — roughly 146,000 times.
Trump’s most retweeted post was on Jan. 22, when many speculated that someone ghost-wrote the magnanimous tweet about massive anti-Trump protests, saying, “Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don’t always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views.” The message was retweeted more than 82,000 times.
But just like Trump’s inauguration crowds were dwarfed by the size of Obama’s crowds, Trump’s most retweeted post was trumped by Obama’s 2012 election night post of “Four More Years,” which was retweeted 940,000 times, or 11 times more than Trump’s most retweeted post.
Trump’s favorite word to tweet is “great.” His most commonly tweeted hashtag is #MAGA, the abbreviation for his campaign slogan “Make American Great Again.”
Trump’s interest in tweeting about “fake news” has waned: he mentioned fake news 23 times before day 50 but just over 10 times in the last 50 days.