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.
As the Senate trial began, Trump tweeted about his recent trade deal with China and praised President Xi as a “man who truly loves his country.” Mixed in with retweets and tweets about his “very successful” time at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Trump’s timeline was sprinkled with sporadic mentions of impeachment. “NO PRESSURE,” the president tweeted during opening remarks by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and one of the Democrats’ impeachment managers.
“NO PRESSURE”— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2020
He shared tweets from members of Congress and the Team Trump account quoting the president from his interview with Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo earlier Wednesday.
“President @realDonaldTrump: Ukraine got their money and they got it early #ReadTheTranscript,” the Trump campaign’s tweet said.
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.