Record: Trump tweets, retweets 125 times in a day
Published: 12:02 PM, 23 January 2020 Updated: 04:44 PM, 23 January 2020
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US President Donald Trump shattered his previous record for most tweets in a day since taking office, tweeting more than 130 times on Wednesday while House Democrats made their opening arguments in his impeachment trial.
According to Factbase Feed - a data firm that tracks Trump's tweets, speeches and daily activities, the US President had tweeted 132 times as of 21:25 GMT on Wednesday in Washington, DC. That number tops his previous personal high of 123 tweets in a day that he set a little over a month ago.
Trump also set a personal record for retweets in a day as president with more than 110, according to Factbase.
The previous record of Trump for tweets on a single day during his time in the White House was set on December 12, 2019, the day the House Judiciary Committee opened its marathon session to approve two articles of impeachment against the president.
Trump set his all-time record for tweets in a day before he became president, with 161 posts in January 2015, according to Factba.se. Most of his tweeting that day was dedicated to plugging his reality television show.
Trump, who began his day in Davos, Switzerland, where he was attending the World Economic Forum, started his Wednesday morning by hammering out 41 tweets between 12 am and 1 am (17:00 and 18:00 GMT) in Washington, DC.
The vast majority of his postings to his more than 71 million followers were retweets of messages, videos and images from Republican legislators and other backers haranguing Democrats over the impeachment trial.
His barrage of tweets included plenty of incendiary posts excoriating Representative Adam Schiff, one of the House Democratic impeachment managers, and a retweet of a provocative image posted by White House social media director Dan Scavino that shows Trump walking in front of a fiery scene meant to symbolise the incineration of the "Deep State".
Factba.se said the record-breaking tweet was a retweet of Republican Senator Ted Cruz, who announced a new podcast about the impeachment trial.
Democrats kicked off their first of three days of opening arguments on Wednesday, attempting to appeal to sceptical Republican senators.
The House impeached Trump on December 18 for abuse of power related to his dealings with Ukraine and obstruction of Congress for refusing to participate in the impeachment investigation. However, Trump has denied any wrongdoing.