In the context of popular calls to unfollow it (there’s a hashtag too), I  thought it would be interesting to look at how the number of followers of said Twitter account has been changing recently.

I looked at a dataset of all the Tweets from the account linked above timestamped between 04/11/2016 14:56 and 13/02/2017 22:30 (Washington DC time).

The change in followers (user_followers_count) in that period of time looks like this:

user_follower_count growth from:realdonaldtrump in tweets timestamped between 04/11/2016 14:56 and 13/02/2017 22:30 (Washington DC time)


The world appears to be collapsing, but his follower count keep going up… I thought you’d like to know.

We’ll keep an eye on this.

If you want to be able to read the account’s tweets without following it directly, there are many options. In case it’s useful, here’s a live searchable archive of recent tweets. (It’s bandwidth and Tweet volume dependent, so the resource may not always load).