All the President's Friends

An Outlier in Retweet Trends?

All the President’s Friends bucked Twitter trends this week. As the tweet volume of the accounts President Trump follows on Twitter increased, so did their average number of retweets.

We saw a new trend in the Twitter activity of the accounts President Trump follows last week. As the group’s volume of tweets increased, so did their average number of retweets.

Typically, average retweets are negatively correlated with the overall number of tweets from a group because their followers’ engagement is spread out over a larger volume of tweets.

However, All the President’s Friends’ tweets this week received a similar amount of engagement, even as more people tweeted throughout the day. The group saw the highest number of tweets and retweets around last week’s State of the Union.