Twitter Ratio is an unofficial measure of how unpopular a particular tweet is. It is calculated simply by dividing the number of replies to the tweet by the number of favorites (or retweets). The logic being if its a crappy tweet, you would get fewer favorites and more replies. Thus higher the ratio, worse the tweet. In this post, I look at Trump’s twitter ratio since the day of his inauguration and his most unpopular tweets (as in tweets with highest twitter ratio).
I calculate twitter ratio as replies divided by favorites and not retweets, because I have found many people ironically retweet Trump’s tweets. But I doubt anyone favorites his tweets ironically. Given below is his twitter ratio calculated weekly. The trend line shows that his twitter ratio has been gradually increasing at a slow rate. However, this may be because his twitter ratio was abnormally low in the first couple of weeks of his presidency. What I found more striking is the wild variations in the ratio (changes by almost 2x). I think its reflective of the chaotic nature of his presidency where a storm is always brewing anytime there is some quiet.
Given below are the top 25 tweets with the worst twitter ratio.
|…to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!
|3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down. As I said from the beginning, let ObamaCare implode, then deal. Watch!
|…Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They….
|In analyzing the Alabama Primary race,FAKE NEWS always fails to mention that the candidate I endorsed went up MANY points after endorsement!
|Nobody could have done what I’ve done for #PuertoRico with so little appreciation. So much work! https://t.co/k2jAkIpfjI
|…We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!
|With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!
|James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!
|The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington? Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N.Korea etc?
|I did what was an almost an impossible thing to do for a Republican-easily won the Electoral College! Now Tax Returns are brought up again?
|This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!
|Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his “no reason to be alarmed” statement. MSM is working hard to sell it!
|The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump.
|Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!
|President Andrew Jackson, who died 16 years before the Civil War started, saw it coming and was angry. Would never have let it happen!
|My statement as to what’s happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden.
|Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!
|My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by Nordstrom. She is a great person – always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!
|The Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax, when will this taxpayer funded charade end?
|I have been asking Director Comey & others, from the beginning of my administration, to find the LEAKERS in the intelligence community…..
|Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication…and WOW, Comey is a leaker!
|The Failing nytimes set Liddle’ Bob Corker up by recording his conversation. Was made to sound a fool, and that’s what I am dealing with!
|Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught. There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!
|IN AMERICA WE DON’T WORSHIP GOVERNMENT - WE WORSHIP GOD!https://t.co/jIejSgVnnA
|Watched low rated Morning_Joe for first time in long time. FAKE NEWS. He called me to stop a National Enquirer article. I said no! Bad show
I got the data for Trump’s tweets from trumptwitterarchive.com. You can find all the source code for this blog post here.