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Back when he was on the campaign trail, Donald Trump said to expect less from @realDonaldTrump if he made it to the White House.
Even though Trump has a whopping 28 million followers on Twitter, he insisted in March 2016, “I’m not going to be doing it very much as president.”
Yet nearly 100 days into his term, the social media network remains a key way the new president communicates with the world, whether it’s to defend his policies, lambast people or groups he views as getting in his way, or even conduct foreign policy.
Since he assumed office nearly 100 days ago, President Trump has tweeted 440 times. To put that in perspective, as of Sunday, April 23, he’s tweeted an average of 4.68 times per day since his inauguration on Jan. 20. And that’s not including retweets.
USA TODAY analyzed the patterns of Trump’s tweets since taking office. Here’s what we found:
Sundays are the day of (Twitter) rest
Trump is less likely to tweet on Sundays than any other day of the week. He sent a total of 55 tweets on the 14 Sundays he’s been in office. The days when he’s the busiest? Wednesdays (68 tweets) and Fridays (74 tweets).
His weekend trips don’t really affect his tweeting
He’s only slightly less likely to tweet if he’s traveling to — or already at — the Southern White House. He tweets an average of 4.43 times per day on the weekends he’s at Mar-a-Lago. When he’s not there, he has sends an average of 5.33 times.
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