UC Prof and Grad analyze President's Twitter behavior for Washington Post

Washington Post - Presidents Tweets

In 3 charts, here’s how President Trump’s tweets differ from candidate Trump’s tweets.

Professor Luke Perryand government and politics grad Paul Joyce ’17 analyze how President Trump’s Twitter behavior has evolved (or not) since taking office.

From The Washington Post:

After this past week’s endless 100-day reviews of Donald Trump’s presidency, you might well be tired of them. But no Trump assessment could be complete without an evaluation of how he has used Twitter from the White House. To that end, we catalogued every tweet issued by the president since he took office — from Jan. 21 to April 29 — and compared it with how he used Twitter between the time he secured the Republican nomination and his inauguration — from May 24, 2016, to Jan. 20, 2017.

So how has Trump’s tweeting changed since he became the nation’s chief executive? What, how and when does Trump tweet now?

Trump tweets about different things as president than he did as candidate

We coded Trump’s tweets into four categories: (1) information sharing, (2) giving thanks, (3) going negative or (4) explanation or encouragement.



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