William Cummings, USA TODAY
Published 10:44 a.m. ET Jan. 23, 2020 | Updated 3:20 p.m. ET Jan. 23, 2020
President Donald Trump boasted about America’s “economic boom” at an economic forum in Davos, Switzerland.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump reached a milestone Wednesday, posting the most tweets and retweets from his Twitter account in a single day since taking office, according to a site that monitors the president’s online presence.
Trump shattered his record of 123 Twitter posts in a day – which was set Dec. 12 as the House Judiciary Committee debated two articles of impeachment against him – with 142 tweets and retweets, according to data compiled by Factbas.se.
The president got an early start on posting from his Twitter feed because he began the day in Davos, Switzerland. The time is six hours ahead of Washington, where his Senate impeachment trial got underway later. Trump knocked off early after leaving the World Economic Forum, posting his last tweet – a retweet of Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., criticizing lead House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif. – at 6:18 p.m. EST.
Most of Trump’s posts Wednesday consisted of similar retweets of Republican lawmakers deriding the impeachment process. He shared posts from the Republican National Committee and campaign videos that were tweeted from the account of Dan Scavino, Trump’s social media director who handles many of his posts.
“No, Twitter’s not broken. We’re at 3 1/2 hours without a @realDonaldTrump tweet,” Factba.se tweeted at 9:49 p.m. after the tweet storm subsided. “That’s the longest stretch since midnight ET. We’re holding at 142 total,(124 R/T, 18 original).”
— Factba.se (@FactbaseFeed) January 23, 2020
Though Trump smashed the record for his presidency, he came up 19 posts short of his all-time record of 161. That record was set Jan. 5., 2015, with a flood of tweets of quotes from “Celebrity Apprentice” fans.
Trump’s record for the most tweets in an hour also still stands, according to Factba.se. Wednesday he reached as many as 41 tweets in an hour, but on Dec.12, he hit 58 tweets in an hour, for an average of one tweet every 62 seconds.
Records are made to be broken, and the president was back at it Thursday morning with 11 tweets and counting as of 10 a.m. EST.