Before Donald Trump’s Twitter was suspended in the aftermath of the assault on the Capitol in 2021, it ranked among the top ten most followed accounts, with a staggering 88.8 million followers. Given recent debate about his possible return to the platform, we downloaded all his tweets and performed analysis on them. As a result, here are some stats on his Twitter influence.
Total number of tweets analysed: 56,571
Donald Trump Tweet Stats - Twitter Handle @realDonaldTrump:
- Donald Trump's Handle - @realDonaldTrump
- Account is currently suspended.
- Donald Trump tweeted 56,571 times with account @realDonaldTrump
- Most of his tweets, 49%, were from an iPhone - 27,967 tweets
- Highest retweet count was 408,866
- Total unique tweets are 56,118
- Number of Retweets are 10,321, approximately 18% of total tweets
- Number of original tweets are 45,797, approximately 81% of total tweets
- Number of Mentions are 32,722, approximately 58% of total tweets
- #Trump was the most used hashtag, used 978 times
Tweeting as much as Trump did, he used a number of platforms and devices to spread his message on the go. The data shows his tendency to tweet on the go, using mobile platforms for just over 75% of all tweets.
What devices did he use to tweet
Of course, not all of these Tweets will come directly from Trump himself. There is a high likelihood that many of them may have come from or via his staff. As such, his use of different platforms may not all be his direct use.
A common theme of his most retweeted tweets was that, with the exception of a few, they were also his most controversial, divisive or just ridiculous.
Table of top 10 retweeted tweets
In fact, his top favourited tweets mostly consist of those around the time of his bid for re-election, in which, it is clear to see, he claimed victory. Popular with many of his followers, despite being largely false.
Table of top favourited tweets
Unsurprisingly, the most used hashtags coming out of the @realDonaldTrump was #Trump itself, followed by #MakeAmericaGreatAgain, a message he constantly pushed on his Twitter profile.
Table of top 10 hashtags used
Wordcloud of Trump tweets
The graphic below shows the most used words or phrases in Trumps tweets and surprisingly, they aren’t necessarily what you’d think. Workers and American are two of the largest on the graphic, despite data above showing that most of his most popular tweets are the most divisive.
An interesting insight.
Before Trump’s Twitter was suspended in January 2021, he tweeted over fifty-six-thousand times. A serial tweeter, Trump used the platform to significantly influence his supporters and it worked. His tweets got him suspended for using that to incite the assault on the Capitol.
It remains to be seen whether he will return to Twitter, should Musk’s deal go through but if so, it is likely he will return to his old habits. If you are interested in purchasing Twitter data related to trump, send us an email and tell us what you are looking for. We may already have it!