This is now Trump’s fifth-longest Twitter drought since he declared his candidacy
It was obvious on the campaign trail, where he’d talk about whatever popped into his head, railing against whatever was making him mad or praising whichever major crowd or favorable poll was closest at hand.
It’s obvious as well on Twitter, where Trump shares his opinions with the alacrity of a Brooklyn barber.
Trump will literally see something on television and then tweet it out without fact-checking it, simply out of enthusiasm.
When the news is not so good, Trump retreats from Twitter.
Last month, there was some question of whether his James-Comey-revelation-induced silence was unusually long; at that point, it wasn’t.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 7, 2017 Nothing the rest of the day.
As of right now, that’s the fifth-longest break Trump has taken from Twitter.
If he can keep from tweeting until Friday morning, it will be the longest break he’s taken since he declared his candidacy.
12:39 a.m. Friday Second-longest break: November 2016 Reason for break: Post-election weekend Hiatus length: 2,568 minutes First tweet after hiatus: If the election were based on total popular vote I would have campaigned in N.Y. Florida and California and won even bigger and more easily — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2016 When would Trump break this mark?
3:05 a.m. Friday Longest break: November 2016 Reason for break: Thanksgiving holiday Hiatus length: 2,756 minutes First tweet after hiatus: When would Trump break this mark?