The Fourth Branch

Obsessed With The President

Even in his death, Sen. John McCain can’t take the media spotlight away from the president.

It may have felt like Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) death and funeral services dominated the social conversation and news coverage over the last week, but Twitter tells a different story.

D.C. journalists and pundits had 819 tweets about “Trump” over the last week, plus an additional 205 tweets that mentioned the word “president.” In comparison, this group tweeted 580 times about “McCain” (they also had 278 mentions of “John,” but those were most likely in the same tweets).

Even the death of a 30+ year senator and two-time presidential candidate can’t take journalists’ attention off of the president.