The Fourth Branch

Eyes on the White House and GoT

Not surprisingly, Trump and White House were among the most-used language by Washington, D.C., journalists and pundits last week. But their top hashtag may come as a surprise.

Washington, D.C. journalists and pundits were once again focused on President Trump last week. Their top word pairing was “White House” with 209 mentions, and the group had 1,044 mentions of “Trump”.

But their social media activity went beyond Washington, D.C., last week. Journalists’ top hashtag was #GameOfThrones (used 14 times), likely driven by Sunday night’s series finale of Game of Thrones.

Since the fight for the Iron Throne is over, we’ll be watching to see whether reporters’ social media attention is redistributed to Trump, Congress or the 2020 presidential candidates.