How many tweets has President Trump sent in his first 100 days?

Since taking office on Jan. 20, President Donald Trump has made national and international news with tweets sent from his @realDonaldTrump account.

And as of Saturday afternoon, Trump had tweeted from that account 516 times since becoming president, according to a search of TrumpTwitterArchive.com.

President Donald Trump works his phone after finishing a round of golf at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on Feb. 5. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

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In those tweets, Trump accused the Obama administration of “wire tapping” him in tweets sent early on March 4. He took on North Korea and Snoop Dogg. And he touted his accomplishments over his first 100 days in office. But according to an Associated Press analysis of his first 100 days of tweets, engagement with Trump’s brief messages through the social media channel is waning, meaning the number of likes, retweets, quotes and replies is dropping. Read more from the AP.

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Trump’s most popular tweets have commented on the economy, including the national debt and jobs numbers. Some of his most retweeted messages are those regarding his wiretapping claims. His tweets about allegations of ties between Russia and his campaign have drawn hundreds of thousands of retweets, likes and replies. His holiday messages also have proved to be among his most-retweeted: As of Friday afternoon, his Easter post had more than 41,000 retweets, and his Presidents’ Day tweet had nearly 50,000.

Those still are only a fraction of the number of retweets on Trump’s most popular tweet since announcing his candidacy in 2015: At 6:43 a.m. Nov. 8, election day, Trump tweeted, “TODAY WE MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” It has more than 344,000 retweets.

Here’s a look at Trump’s top 20 most popular tweets from his first 100 days.

 

 

 

 

 

Trump plans press briefing this morning near Miami

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DORAL — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, fresh off his own convention last week and a private fundraiser Tuesday night at his Trump National Doral golf resort west of Miami, holds a press briefing this morning at the resort.

It’s the first public remarks by the businessman and part-time Palm Beacher since Tuesday night’s formal nomination of his opponent, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, although Trump posted several of his traditional Twitter tweets.

The Palm Beach Post is staffing the briefing, which starts at 10:30 a.m. To read more, go later to mypalmbeachpost.com.

 

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Marco Rubio rips unnamed sources, rumors in Twitter rant

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who suspended his race for Republican presidential nominee in March, went on a rant via Twitter last night following a Washington Post article that cited “people close to him” as saying Rubio is unsure of his next step politically.

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R- Fla., addresses the Sunshine Summit in Orlando, Fla., Friday Nov. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R- Fla., addresses the Sunshine Summit in Orlando, Fla., Friday Nov. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

“Funny to read about unnamed ‘people close’ to me who claim to know my thinking on future plans,” Rubio tweeted. “They just make it up.”

He went on to say that anonymous sources are “often just people who want to sound like they are in the know,” and journalists “desperate for content just accept it.”

Rubio pointed to an October Washington Post article where a source close to him reportedly said that Rubio hates the Senate.

“Word of advice,” he tweeted, “people often claim to know more than they really do because they enjoy status of being perceived as ‘in the know’.”

When it comes to his next steps, Rubio ripped one “genius line” from the article that suggests he’s “a bit at sea in terms of his next step politically.”

“I have only said like 10000 times I will be a private citizen in January,” Rubio said in a tweet that’s been shared like 1,000 times.

Rubio wrapped up his “return to Twitter” by turning lines from the Washington Post’s article around into comments about his day.

Here’s the full string: