Trump sets new Twitter record for presidency

US President Donald J. Trump returns to the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 22 January 2019 after attending the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. EPA-EFE/KEVIN DIETSCH / POOL

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U.S. President Donald Trump posted more than 140 times on Twitter on Wednesday, surpassing his mid-December record for the most daily tweets and retweets during his presidency.

The president flooded his Twitter account during the second day of the Senate’s impeachment trial, with 41 posts hitting the internet between 12 and 1 a.m., or one every 88 seconds, according to the site Factba.se, which tracks and indexes Trump’s tweets and speeches. He broke his all-time record for retweets, with more than 120 by late Wednesday afternoon.

The previous presidential record was 123 messages on Dec. 12. By late Wednesday afternoon, while making his way home from Davos aboard Air Force One, Trump was nearing his all-time record of 161 tweets in 24 hours, set in January 2015.

Read more via Politico

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