The Spin Factor

Dems Keep Trump Topical on Twitter

With the backdrop of Sen. John McCain’s funeral and just 60 days until the midterm elections, Democrats in Congress are focused on one individual.

During the week of Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) funeral, Democrats in Congress had a different politician on their mind.

Democrats mentioned President Trump in a total of 295 tweets, nearly 10% of all tweets from that group. In comparison, there were only 29 tweets mentioning Trump from congressional Republicans, a little more than 1% of their tweets.

Republicans focused more of their tweets on McCain, out-tweeting Democrats 172 to 117.

With about 60 days until the midterm elections, this raises an important question: Are Republicans in Congress distancing themselves from the president? Or, is this week an outlier given the passing of one of their own?