The US president has taken to Twitter like a bird to the sky. Here are his seven most retweeted tweets in August 2017 so far.
What has the American president been tweeting about this month? How do his twitter stats stack up?
7th – American prosperity
This tweet containing Donald Trump’s weekly address racked up 23,000 retweets and almost as many replies.
In the address, he said:
“My administration is working tirelessly on behalf of the American people. We have removed regulations and targeted unfair trade practices that are hurting Americans all over the world."
6th – North Korea sanctions
In this tweet, which has been retweeted over 25,000 times, the US president praised the UN, including Russia and China, for voting to sanction North Korea.
The United Nations Security Council just voted 15-0 to sanction North Korea. China and Russia voted with us. Very big financial impact!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2017
5th – “A great investment in American manufacturing”
Toyota & Mazda to build a new $1.6B plant here in the U.S.A. and create 4K new American jobs. A great investment in American manufacturing!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2017
4th – Russia
In this tweet, which was retweeted 29,000 times, the US president said that America’s current relationship with Putin’s country was “very dangerous.”
Our relationship with Russia is at an all-time & very dangerous low. You can thank Congress, the same people that can't even give us HCare!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 3, 2017
3rd – MAGA
This tweet received 33,000 retweets and 109,000 favourites; it contained a variety of “achievements” from Trump’s presidency.
MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! pic.twitter.com/g4ELhh9joH— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 6, 2017
2nd – White House NOT a “dump”
In this tweet, Donald Trump attacked those who claimed that he said the White House was a “dump”, calling the allegations “TOTALLY UNTRUE" in classically Trump angry capital letters.
I love the White House, one of the most beautiful buildings (homes) I have ever seen. But Fake News said I called it a dump - TOTALLY UNTRUE— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 3, 2017
1st – Social media
In this tweet, the US president defended his use of social media, saying that it was the “Only way for [him] to get the truth out!”
Only the Fake News Media and Trump enemies want me to stop using Social Media (110 million people). Only way for me to get the truth out!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2017
What do you think of Donald Trump’s use of social media? Is it a way to “get the truth out” or is it unpresidential? A recent poll suggested that 6 in 10 Americans found his use of social media inappropriate for a US president.