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.

Tweet Created Replies Retweets Favorites 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! 2017-06-29 88687 20580 78901 1.12
3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down. As I said from the beginning, let ObamaCare implode, then deal. Watch! 2017-07-28 92407 26914 92817 1.00
…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…. 2017-09-30 53404 15531 56659 0.94
In analyzing the Alabama Primary race,FAKE NEWS always fails to mention that the candidate I endorsed went up MANY points after endorsement! 2017-09-30 44366 7437 47332 0.94
Nobody could have done what I’ve done for #PuertoRico with so little appreciation. So much work! 2017-10-08 64904 19830 77693 0.84
…We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever! 2017-10-12 52742 13265 63349 0.83
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! 2017-10-11 77278 23149 98055 0.79
James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press! 2017-05-12 59393 25551 76244 0.78
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? 2017-02-14 83930 26353 109970 0.76
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? 2017-04-16 53038 12286 69721 0.76
This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history! 2017-05-18 89749 36376 121573 0.74
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! 2017-06-05 69716 28897 95158 0.73
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. 2017-09-30 51442 21911 70491 0.73
Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all! 2017-08-16 63260 20101 87094 0.73
President Andrew Jackson, who died 16 years before the Civil War started, saw it coming and was angry. Would never have let it happen! 2017-05-02 40844 11644 56757 0.72
My statement as to what’s happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden. 2017-02-19 76999 25967 110593 0.70
Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare! 2017-03-26 43861 15470 63536 0.69
My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by Nordstrom. She is a great person – always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible! 2017-02-08 95122 26913 140891 0.68
The Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax, when will this taxpayer funded charade end? 2017-05-08 42919 16292 63779 0.67
I have been asking Director Comey & others, from the beginning of my administration, to find the LEAKERS in the intelligence community….. 2017-05-16 53580 19755 79761 0.67
Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication…and WOW, Comey is a leaker! 2017-06-09 82914 36643 124844 0.66
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! 2017-10-10 40837 14639 61920 0.66
Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught. There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years! 2017-08-17 72079 30338 109674 0.66
IN AMERICA WE DON’T WORSHIP GOVERNMENT - WE WORSHIP GOD! 2017-07-26 85100 37754 130322 0.65
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 2017-06-30 53607 19097 82174 0.65

I got the data for Trump’s tweets from You can find all the source code for this blog post here.