Tracking the Mueller report effect on Trump’s Twitter account

Perhaps it’s obsessive to examine a politician’s account in such detail, but I imagine that is exactly what Dan Scavino and the rest of Trump’s social media team are doing

Lucy Anna Gray
New York
Thursday 25 April 2019 00:54 BST
Trump's Twitter follower growth over the last 30 days
Trump's Twitter follower growth over the last 30 days (Crowdtangle)

Robert Mueller’s report dealt a series of blows to Donald Trump’s presidency, even if no indictments were made. A growing number of senior Democrats are calling for impeachment proceedings to begin. Embarrassing revelations for the president’s inner circle came to light, such as Sarah Sanders allegedly lying to the public. And of course at least 10 instances of possible obstruction were examined in the 400-page document.

Yet no matter what storm comes his way, Donald Trump’s Twitter always weathers it.

His infamous social media account has just shy of 60 million followers, so nearly the population of Britain. The Mueller report dropped on 18 April. Within 24 hours he had gained another 20,100 followers – or the entirety of Newquay if you prefer.

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