All the President's Friends

Backing Up the President

The accounts President Trump follows on Twitter are backing him up when it comes to criticism of the caravan of Central American migrants heading toward the U.S.-Mexico border. In fact they are tweeting about the caravan four times more often than Congress.

As President Trump’s criticism of a caravan of Central American migrants heading toward the U.S.-Mexico border increased, the users he follows on Twitter – including @DiamondandSilk and @IngrahamAngle – backed him up.

President Trump’s friends tweeted about the migrant caravan 80 times this past week, compared with just 59 tweets from all 535 members Congress combined. Four percent of the tweets by Trump follows mentioned the word “caravan,” compared with 0.86 percent of tweets by congressional members.

Looking more closely at Congress, Republicans tweeted about the caravan nearly three times as often as Democrats.