SINGAPORE (Jan 10): US President Donald Trump is a prolific tweeter. That much we already know. According to TrumpTwitterArchive, he made 21 tweets per day, on average, in 2019. That is up sharply from the average of seven and 10 tweets per day in 2017 and 2018 respectively. In total, he has made well over 44,000 tweets since joining the social media platform in March 2009. 

Trump is not the first president to leverage social media platforms, reaching out directly to voters and bypassing the mainstream media. Former president Barack Obama, who currently has 111.5 million followers, does it too. But Trump, who has 69.2 million followers, has gone one step further — firstly in terms of decorum and more importantly, in announcing/influencing policies.

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