By Angela Moon
(Reuters) – President Donald Trump has cemented his credentials as Tweeter in Chief since taking office.
Nearly 100 days into his presidency, Trump has posted 489 tweets, or about five per day on average, typically between the hours of 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. EDT, according to data compiled by Thomson Reuters.
Trump is the first U.S. president to use his personal Twitter account @realDonaldTrump. Since his account was created in 2009, Trump has sent out 34,800 tweets. One of the most active politicians on Twitter, Trump has previously expressed his love for Twitter. In Nov 2012, he tweeted: “I love Twitter …. it’s like owning your own newspaper— without the losses.” The tweet got 5,033 retweets and 5,399 likes.
Trump currently has 28.4 million followers. His predecessor Barack Obama, the first U.S. president to ever have a Twitter account, had 13.5 million followers on his official handle @POTUS. He sent out only 342 tweets as president.
(Reporting by Angela Moon; editing by Diane Craft)