The Fourth Branch

An Increased Focus on Trump

Washington, D.C., Journalists mentioned Trump 46% more often on Twitter this past week, compared with their weekly 2019 average. Is this a sign of increased focus on the president?

It’s not news that the news media is focused on President Trump. But this week, we saw a big spike in their conversation about the president.

Washington, D.C. journalists and pundits mentioned Trump 904 times on Twitter over the last week. That marks a 46% increase from their weekly average of 618 Trump mentions so far this year.

Was this last week an outlier or the beginning of a trend of increased presidential focus? We’ll keep monitoring to find out.