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Trump's 100 days: US and Russia's influence

Posted at 3:29 PM, Apr 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-28 15:29:31-04

(RNN) - The ways in which U.S. presidents communicate with Americans has radically evolved since the nation's inception. Former Presidents William Henry Harrison1, Theodore Roosevelt2, Franklin Roosevelt3, Lyndon B. Johnson4 and Barack Obama5 have all played a hand in transforming presidential outreach.

President Donald Trump is making his own contribution to that rich history. The president is a prolific tweeter, using the social network to laud his administration's achievements, attack his political opposition and bypass and criticize legacy media outlets.

He's sent his more than 28 million followers nearly 500 tweets since taking the presidency, and he's done little to abate his signature big-talking brashness.

A breakdown of Trump's account gives unprecedented, real-time insight into the Oval Office.

His favorite time of day to tweet? 8:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.

The media outlets his mentions the most? The New York Times and Fox and Friends.

His most mentioned words? "Fake news," "Democrats" and "media."

Below is a breakdown of the president's Twitter usage in his first 100 days and a list of some of his most iconic tweets, each of which is some combination of inflammatory, conciliatory, bombastic, ingratiatory, magnanimous or congratulatory.

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Footnotes

1United behind the battle cry "Tippecanoe and Tyler too," William Henry Harrison was the first president to actively campaign for office.

2Theodore Roosevelt used his "bully pulpit" to remake the presidency into a position of character and advocacy.

3Franklin Roosevelt explored the new technology of radio in his fireside chats, where he soothed a nation in deep financial depression and assured his policies would succeed.

4Lyndon B. Johnson moved the State of the Union Address to primetime, widening the audience and media coverage of the president's agenda setting address to Congress.

5Barack Obama, whose presidential campaigns were lauded for their outreach to young voters, launched the first official White House YouTube page.

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