Dashboards, Maps, & Graphs

Slights, perceived or real, cause a response. To bring attention to the threat encapsulated in 140 characters, we present the Trump Watch, our effort to track the behavior of the 45th president on his preferred channel. The Watch is updated every few days so that the dashboards reflect the current state of twitterdom. The principal measure to pay attention to is the Doomsday Counter (baby brother to the Doomsday Clock), in which we capture the net animus displayed toward nuclear states via tweet. To do this, we have collected the tweets of @realDonaldTrump since just after the election (November 10, 2016) and analyzed them. Of course, the Donald doesn’t just use Twitter for international diplomacy. He protects his ego against all enemies, foreign and domestic. So we’re also breaking down both the subjects he covers (since November 10th) and comparing the significance of those tweets to his political peers (since December 23, 2016).

The anti-Trump defensive charity finder

We’ve attempted to supply information and clarity by sifting through the vast morass of potential options to reduce choice paralysis for those who want to resist. With the coming administration, some charities will be more effective than others. Those that can do the most in defense of the public good will:

  • Represent causes under explicit threat from his administration.
    • Examples: Civil rites, a nuclear-weapon-free world, climate change.
  • Employ tactics likely to be effective.
    • Examples: Unleash the lawyers, purchase power and influence people, provide services cut by the administration, whistleblower protection.

The Doomsday Counter

The Doomsday Counter goes up every time @realDonaldTrump ups the probability of Nuclear armageddon by either:

  • Insulting a nuclear power. We also included suspected powers like Israel and states suspected of developing them like Iran.
  • Advocating the use or expansion of the USA’s nuclear arsenal.


Doomsday Counter
Count Date Text Target country
123 2018-01-12 Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for “peanuts,” only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO! https://t.co/9crSrOBXme GBR
122 2018-01-06 Good idea Rand! https://t.co/55sqUDiC0s PAK
121 2018-01-05 Well, now that collusion with Russia is proving to be a total hoax and the only collusion is with Hillary Clinton and the FBI/Russia, the Fake News Media (Mainstream) and this phony new book are hitting out at every new front imaginable. They should try winning an election. Sad! https://t.co/9hkgQun4vG RUS
120 2018-01-03 Such respect for the people of Iran as they try to take back their corrupt government. You will see great support support from the United States at the appropriate time! https://t.co/MhHkcH2s2A IRN
118 & 119 2018-01-03 North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works! https://t.co/EvTgZxiji0 PRK, USA
117 2018-01-02 It’s not only Pakistan that we pay billions of dollars to for nothing, but also many other countries, and others. As an example, we pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue….peace treaty with Israel. We have taken Jerusalem, the toughest part of the negotiation, off the table, but Israel, for that, would have had to pay more. But with the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these massive future payments to them? https://t.co/on5fwpqknG PAK
116 2018-01-02 Sanctions and “other” pressures are beginning to have a big impact on North Korea. Soldiers are dangerously fleeing to South Korea. Rocket man now wants to talk to South Korea for first time. Perhaps that is good news, perhaps not – we will see! https://t.co/lFl6Gb81V7 PRK
115 2018-01-02 The people of Iran are finally acting against the brutal and corrupt Iranian regime. All of the money that President Obama so foolishly gave them went into terrorism and into their “pockets.” The people have little food, big inflation and no human rights. The U.S. is watching! https://t.co/AjDsIsx0Gk IRN
114 2018-01-01 Iran is failing at every level despite the terrible deal made with them by the Obama Administration. The great Iranian people have been repressed for many years. They are hungry for food & for freedom. Along with human rights, the wealth of Iran is being looted. TIME FOR CHANGE! https://t.co/DaPjy8hPH5 IRN
113 2018-01-01 The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more! https://t.co/TuiaWGtnbR PAK
112 2017-12-31 Iran, the Number One State of Sponsored Terror with numerous violations of Human Rights occurring on an hourly basis, has now closed down the Internet so that peaceful demonstrators cannot communicate. Not good! https://t.co/EHq72J2QaP IRN
111 2017-12-31 Big protests in Iran. The people are finally getting wise as to how their money and wealth is being stolen and squandered on terrorism. Looks like they will not take it any longer. The USA is watching very closely for human rights violations! https://t.co/3AhXkVG6Lh IRN
110 2017-12-30 Oppressive regimes cannot endure forever, and the day will come when the Iranian people will face a choice. The world is watching! https://t.co/efPOuFh5fT IRN
109 2017-12-30 The entire world understands that the good people of Iran want change, and, other than the vast military power of the United States, that Iran’s people are what their leaders fear the most…. https://t.co/oJmf2sgH6y IRN
108 2017-12-30 Many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with regime’s corruption & its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism abroad. Iranian govt should respect their people’s rights, including right to express themselves. The world is watching! #IranProtests https://t.co/bL9JMWQ6bZ IRN
107 2017-12-28 Caught RED HANDED – very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea. There will never be a friendly solution to the North Korea problem if this continues to happen! https://t.co/aIa4CFXNoA CHN
106 2017-11-12 The Chinese Envoy, who just returned from North Korea, seems to have had no impact on Little Rocket Man. Hard to believe his people, and the military, put up with living in such horrible conditions. Russia and China condemned the launch. https://t.co/ZySsGTqQHp PRK
105 2017-11-30 .@Theresa_May, don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine! https://t.co/d5BTTYaALh GBR
104 2017-11-29 Just spoke to President XI JINPING of China concerning the provocative actions of North Korea. Additional major sanctions will be imposed on North Korea today. This situation will be handled! https://t.co/h6Gq5vdcso PRK
103 2017-11-12 Met with President Putin of Russia who was at #APEC meetings. Good discussions on Syria. Hope for his help to solve, along with China the dangerous North Korea crisis. Progress being made. https://t.co/eOt8rDcpeY PRK
102 2017-11-08 NoKo has interpreted America’s past restraint as weakness. This would be a fatal miscalculation. Do not underestimate us. AND DO NOT TRY US. https://t.co/3ZqTpo7GrT PRK
101 2017-11-08 The North Korean regime has pursued its nuclear & ballistic missile programs in defiance of every assurance, agreement, & commmitment it has made to the U.S. and its allies. It’s broken all of those commitments… https://t.co/J7WklThu2q PRK
100 2017-10-29 Never seen such Republican ANGER & UNITY as I have concerning the lack of investigation on Clinton made Fake Dossier (now $12,000,000?),….the Uranium to Russia deal, the 33,000 plus deleted Emails, the Comey fix and so much more. Instead they look at phony Trump/Russia,….”collusion,” which doesn’t exist. The Dems are using this terrible (and bad for our country) Witch Hunt for evil politics, but the R’s…..are now fighting back like never before. There is so much GUILT by Democrats/Clinton, and now the facts are pouring out. DO SOMETHING! RUS
99 2017-10-28 “WHAT HAPPENED” “How Team Hillary played the press for fools on Russia” ➡️ https://t.co/GqpIidk017 NOW WE KNOW! https://t.co/SgWL1HZmkI RUS
98 2017-10-27 .@FoxNews Chris Wallace: “More evidence of Dem collusion with Russia than GOP” https://t.co/nACQerJSiu RUS
97 2017-10-27 It is now commonly agreed, after many months of COSTLY looking, that there was NO collusion between Russia and Trump. Was collusion with HC! RUS
96 2017-10-21 Keep hearing about “tiny” amount of money spent on Facebook ads. What about the billions of dollars of Fake News on CNN, ABC, NBC & CBS? RUS
95 2017-10-19 Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th. Who paid for it, Russia, the FBI or the Dems (or all)? RUS
94 2017-10-18 Iran hides behind its assertion of technical compliance w/the nuclear deal, while it brazenly violates the other limits. Amb. @NikkiHaley https://t.co/aLcteyahlQ IRN
93 2017-10-13 Today, I announced our strategy to confront the Iranian regime’s hostile actions and to ensure that they never acquire a nuclear weapon. https://t.co/nKOKERavGW IRN
92 2017-10-09 Our country has been unsuccessfully dealing with North Korea for 25 years, giving billions of dollars & getting nothing. Policy didn’t work! PRK
91 2017-10-08 Senator Bob Corker “begged” me to endorse him for re-election in Tennessee. I said “NO” and he dropped out (said he could not win without….my endorsement). He also wanted to be Secretary of State, I said “NO THANKS.” He is also largely responsible for the horrendous Iran Deal!…Hence, I would fully expect Corker to be a negative voice and stand in the way of our great agenda. Didn’t have the guts to run! IRN
90 2017-10-07 Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid….hasn’t worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of U.S. negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work! PRK
89 2017-10-01 Being nice to Rocket Man hasn’t worked in 25 years, why would it work now? Clinton failed, Bush failed, and Obama failed. I won’t fail. PRK
88 2017-10-01 I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man…Save your energy Rex, we’ll do what has to be done! PRK
87 2017-09-26 It was an honor to welcome President @MarianoRajoy of Spain. Thank you for standing w/ us in our efforts to isolate the brutal #NoKo regime. https://t.co/U4tIOTSjYe PRK
86 2017-09-26 Great interview on @foxandfriends with the parents of Otto Warmbier: 1994 – 2017. Otto was tortured beyond belief by North Korea. PRK
84 & 85 2017-09-24 Making America Safe is my number one priority. We will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet. https://t.co/KJ886okyfC IRN, PRK
83 2017-09-22 Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer! PRK
82 2017-09-23 Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel. They are also working with North Korea. Not much of an agreement we have! IRN
81 2017-09-22 Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn’t mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before! PRK
80 2017-09-21 Today, I announced a new Executive Order with re: to North Korea. We must all do our part to ensure the complete denuclearization of #NoKo. https://t.co/cPAHwPXUmA PRK
79 2017-09-20 TRT @Scavino45: “The Iran deal was one of the worst & most one sided transactions the United States has EVER entered into.” @POTUS @realDonaldTrump #UNGA U.N. IRN
78 2017-09-19 The U.S. has great strength & patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy #NoKo. https://t.co/IgW8Sg6yUB PRK
77 2017-09-17 RT @realDonaldTrump: The travel ban into the United States should be far larger, tougher and more specific- but stupidly, that would not be politically correct! IRN
76 2017-09-17 I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad! PRK
75 2017-09-15 The travel ban into the United States should be far larger, tougher and more specific- but stupidly, that would not be politically correct! IRN
73 & 74 2017-09-03 The United States is considering, in addition to other options, stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea. PRK, CHN
72 2017-089-03 North Korea has conducted a major Nuclear Test. Their words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the United States. North Korea is a rogue nation which has become a great threat and embarrassment to China, which is trying to help but with little success. PRK
71 2017-08-15 @foxandfriends According to report just out, President Obama knew about Russian interference 3 years ago but he didn’t want to anger Russia! RUS
70 2017-08-15 RT @foxandfriends: Sec. Mattis: If North Korea fires missile at US, it’s ‘game on’ https://t.co/CfPL9u2I2G PRK
69 2017-08-11 RT @PacificCommand: #USAF B-1B Lancer #bombers on Guam stand ready to fulfill USFK’s #FightTonight mission if called upon to do so https://… PRK
68 2017-08-11 Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path! PRK
67 2017-08-10 RT @foxandfriends: FOX NEWS ALERT: North Korea responds to U.S. with Guam attack plan as Secretary Mattis warns Kim Jung Un “he is grossly overmatched.” PRK
66 2017-08-09 My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before. Hopefully we will never have to use this power, but there will never be a time that we are not the most powerful nation in the world! USA
65 2017-08-09 RT @foxandfriends: President Trump vows America will respond to North Korean threats with “fire & fury” in a warning to the rogue nation PRK
64 2017-08-09 RT @foxandfriends: Trump vows U.S. ‘power’ will meet North Korean threat https://t.co/od7Ohr51XD PRK
63 2017-08-09 RT @foxandfriends: U.S. Air Force jets take off from Guam for training, ensuring they can ‘fight tonight’ https://t.co/E4EGIyNSHP PRK
62 2017-08-08 After many years of failure, countries are coming together to finally address the dangers posed by North Korea. We must be tough & decisive! PRK
61 2017-08-07 The Fake News Media will not talk about the importance of the United Nations Security Council’s 15-0 vote in favor of sanctions on N. Korea! PRK
60 2017-08-07 Just completed call with President Moon of South Korea. Very happy and impressed with 15-0 United Nations vote on North Korea sanctions. PRK
59 2017-08-05 United Nations Resolution is the single largest economic sanctions package ever on North Korea. Over one billion dollars in cost to N.K. PRK
58 2017-08-05 The United Nations Security Council just voted 15-0 to sanction North Korea. China and Russia voted with us. Very big financial impact! PRK
56 & 57 2017-07-29 I am very disappointed in China. Our foolish past leaders have allowed them to make hundreds of billions of dollars a year in trade, yet they do NOTHING for us with North Korea, just talk. We will no longer allow this to continue. China could easily solve this problem! CHN, PRK
55 2017-07-29 In other words, Russia was against Trump in the 2016 Election – and why not, I want strong military & low oil prices. Witch Hunt! https://t.co/25RQ0uIqCb RUS
54 2017-07-25 Working on major Trade Deal with the United Kingdom. Could be very big & exciting. JOBS! The E.U. is very protectionist with the U.S. STOP! EU (FRA)
52 & 53 2017-07-05 Trade between China and North Korea grew almost 40% in the first quarter. So much for China working with us – but we had to give it a try! PRK, CHN
51 2017-07-04 North Korea has just launched another missile. Does this guy have anything better to do with his life? Hard to believe that South Korea and Japan will put up with this much longer. Perhaps China will put a heavy move on North Korea and end this nonsense once and for all! PRK
49 & 50 2017-06-20 While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. At least I know China tried! PRK, CHN
48 2017-06-20 The U.S. once again condemns the brutality of the North Korean regime as we mourn its latest victim. Video: https://instagram.com/p/BVkTvCqAHLI/ PRK
47 2017-06-05 That’s right, we need a TRAVEL BAN for certain DANGEROUS countries, not some politically correct term that won’t help us protect our people! IRN
46 2017-06-05 In any event we are EXTREME VETTING people coming into the U.S. in order to help keep our country safe. The courts are slow and political! IRN
45 2017-06-05 The Justice Dept. should ask for an expedited hearing of the watered down Travel Ban before the Supreme Court – & seek much tougher version! IRN
44 2017-06-05 The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C. IRN
43 2017-06-05 People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN! IRN
42 2017-06-03 We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety! IRN
41 2017-05-29 North Korea has shown great disrespect for their neighbor, China, by shooting off yet another ballistic missile…but China is trying hard! PRK
40 2017-04-28 North Korea disrespected the wishes of China & its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today. Bad! PRK
39 2017-04-21 China is very much the economic lifeline to North Korea so, while nothing is easy, if they want to solve the North Korean problem, they will. PRK
38 2017-04-16 Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem? We will see what happens! PRK
37 2017-04-13 I have great confidence that China will properly deal with North Korea. If they are unable to do so, the U.S., with its allies, will! U.S.A. PRK
36 2017-04-12 Had a very good call last night with the President of China concerning the menace of North Korea. PRK
35 2017-04-11 North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them! U.S.A. PRK
34 2017-04-11 I explained to the President of China that a trade deal with the U.S. will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem! PRK
32 & 33 2017-03-17 North Korea is behaving very badly. They have been “playing” the United States for years. China has done little to help! PRK, CHN
31 2017-03-07 For eight years Russia “ran over” President Obama, got stronger and stronger, picked-off Crimea and added missiles. Weak! @foxandfriends RUS
30 2017-02-15 Crimea was TAKEN by Russia during the Obama Administration. Was Obama too soft on Russia? RUS
29 2017-02-08 Big increase in traffic into our country from certain areas, while our people are far more vulnerable, as we wait for what should be EASY D! IRN
28 2017-02-05 I don’t know Putin, have no deals in Russia, and the haters are going crazy – yet Obama can make a deal with Iran, #1 in terror, no problem! IRN
27 2017-02-07 The threat from radical Islamic terrorism is very real, just look at what is happening in Europe and the Middle-East. Courts must act fast! IRN
26 2017-02-05 Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril. If something happens blame him and court system. People pouring in. Bad! IRN
25 2017-02-04 The judge opens up our country to potential terrorists and others that do not have our best interests at heart. Bad people are very happy! IRN
24 2017-02-04 Because the ban was lifted by a judge, many very bad and dangerous people may be pouring into our country. A terrible decision IRN
23 2017-02-04 What is our country coming to when a judge can halt a Homeland Security travel ban and anyone, even with bad intentions, can come into U.S.? IRN
22 2017-02-04 Interesting that certain Middle-Eastern countries agree with the ban. They know if certain people are allowed in it’s death & destruction! IRN
21 2017-02-03 Iran is playing with fire – they don’t appreciate how “kind” President Obama was to them. Not me! IRN
20 2017-02-02 Iran was on its last legs and ready to collapse until the U.S. came along and gave it a life-line in the form of the Iran Deal: $150 billion IRN
19 2017-02-02 Iran has been formally PUT ON NOTICE for firing a ballistic missile.Should have been thankful for the terrible deal the U.S. made with them! IRN
18 2017-02-01 Iran is rapidly taking over more and more of Iraq even after the U.S. has squandered three trillion dollars there. Obvious long ago! IRN
17 2017-02-01 Everybody is arguing whether or not it is a BAN. Call it what you want, it is about keeping bad people (with bad intentions) out of country! IRN
16 2017-01-30 If the ban were announced with a one week notice, the “bad” would rush into our country during that week. A lot of bad “dudes” out there! IRN
15 2017-01-30 There is nothing nice about searching for terrorists before they can enter our country. This was a big part of my campaign. Study the world! IRN
14 2017-01-29 Statement Regarding Recent Executive Order Concerning Extreme Vetting: https://t.co/f6JO60I0Ul IRN
13 2017-01-29 The joint statement of former presidential candidates John McCain & Lindsey Graham is wrong – they are sadly weak on immigration. The two Senators should focus their energies on ISIS, illegal immigration and border security instead of always looking to start World War III. IRN
12 2017-01-29 Christians in the Middle-East have been executed in large numbers. We cannot allow this horror to continue! IRN
11 2017-01-29 Our country needs strong borders and extreme vetting, NOW. Look what is happening all over Europe and, indeed, the world – a horrible mess! IRN
10 2017-01-16 .@FoxNews “Outgoing CIA Chief, John Brennan, blasts Pres-Elect Trump on Russia threat. Does not fully understand.” Oh really, couldn’t do much worse – just look at Syria (red line), Crimea, Ukraine and the build-up of Russian nukes. Not good! Was this the leaker of Fake News? RUS
9 2017-01-02 China has been taking out massive amounts of money & wealth from the U.S. in totally one-sided trade, but won’t help with North Korea. Nice! CHN
8 2017-01-02 North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S. It won’t happen! PRK
7 2016-12-28 We cannot continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect. They used to have a great friend in the U.S., but not anymore. The beginning of the end was the horrible Iran deal, and now this (U.N.)! Stay strong Israel, January 20th is fast approaching! IRN
6 2016-12-22 The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes. USA
5 2016-12-18 We should tell China that we don’t want the drone they stole back.- let them keep it! CHN
4 2016-12-17 China steals United States Navy research drone in international waters – rips it out of water and takes it to China in unpresidented act. CHN
3 2016-12-03 Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency (making it hard for our companies to compete), heavily tax our products going into their country (the U.S. doesn’t tax them) or to build a massive military complex in the middle of the South China Sea? I don’t think so! CHN
2 2016-12-02 Interesting how the U.S. sells Taiwan billions of dollars of military equipment but I should not accept a congratulatory call. CHN
1 2016-12-02 The President of Taiwan CALLED ME today to wish me congratulations on winning the Presidency. Thank you! CHN


Nuclear powers insulted by @realDonaldTrump:

  • North Korea – 48
  • Iran – 42
  • China – 12
  • Russia – 12
  • Pakistan – 3
  • Great Britain – 2
  • France – 1

Mentions of expanding US Nuclear Arsenal – 3

Rage tweets

We define rage tweets as those sent by the Donald when he’s a bit (more) out of control, a bit less careful even than usual. These are tweets that:

  • Have excessive caps. The internet version of shouting at the top of his lungs.
  • Rant for 3 or more split tweets 420 characters or more. It’s 140 280 characters, Mr. President. When he goes way, way, over, it’s an indicator that he’s particularly irked by something.
  • Language. He hasn’t started swearing or anything on Twitter, but particularly harsh language can earn a spot on this list.
  • Exceptions: Tweets that are clearly intended to be read as positive, boastful, or obviously not rage-induced, or retweets and quotes, such as:
Rage Tweets
Count Date Text Cause (if known)
23 2018-01-14 Statement by me last night in Florida: “Honestly, I don’t think the Democrats want to make a deal. They talk about DACA, but they don’t want to help..We are ready, willing and able to make a deal but they don’t want to. They don’t want security at the border, they don’t want…..to stop drugs, they want to take money away from our military which we cannot do.” My standard is very simple, AMERICA FIRST & MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! https://t.co/Q3BJnCHTLv I am not a racist.
22 2018-01-14 “President Trump is not getting the credit he deserves for the economy. Tax Cut bonuses to more than 2,000,000 workers. Most explosive Stock Market rally that we’ve seen in modern times. 18,000 to 26,000 from Election, and grounded in profitability and growth. All Trump, not 0….big unnecessary regulation cuts made it all possible” (among many other things). “President Trump reversed the policies of President Obama, and reversed our economic decline.” Thank you Stuart Varney. @foxandfriends https://t.co/wnLrQrTsWp Trump still isn’t feeling like he’s being given enough credit for the rise in the stock market.
21 2018-01-12 The so-called bipartisan DACA deal presented yesterday to myself and a group of Republican Senators and Congressmen was a big step backwards. Wall was not properly funded, Chain & Lottery were made worse and USA would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime…..countries which are doing badly. I want a merit based system of immigration and people who will help take our country to the next level. I want safety and security for our people. I want to stop the massive inflow of drugs. I want to fund our military, not do a Dem defund….Because of the Democrats not being interested in life and safety, DACA has now taken a big step backwards. The Dems will threaten “shutdown,” but what they are really doing is shutting down our military, at a time we need it most. Get smart, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! https://t.co/YzEuBuYGrs DACA negotiations breaking down, mostly because the Democrats will not budge on including border wall funding.
20 2018-01-06 Now that Russian collusion, after one year of intense study, has proven to be a total hoax on the American public, the Democrats and their lapdogs, the Fake News Mainstream Media, are taking out the old Ronald Reagan playbook and screaming mental stability and intelligence….Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames. I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star….to President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius….and a very stable genius at that! https://t.co/X3UO2xDvEv Michael Wolff’s 5 January release of Fire and Fury, a tell-all book questioning Trump’s mental fitness, among other things.
19 2018-01-02 It’s not only Pakistan that we pay billions of dollars to for nothing, but also many other countries, and others. As an example, we pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue….peace treaty with Israel. We have taken Jerusalem, the toughest part of the negotiation, off the table, but Israel, for that, would have had to pay more. But with the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these massive future payments to them? https://t.co/on5fwpqknG Possibly Trump picking a fight with Pakistan, or is it getting frustrated that Middle East peace is harder than he thought? Kind of tough to tell.
18 2017-11-22 It wasn’t the White House, it wasn’t the State Department, it wasn’t father LaVar’s so-called people on the ground in China that got his son out of a long term prison sentence – IT WAS ME. Too bad! LaVar is just a poor man’s version of Don King, but without the hair. Just think….LaVar, you could have spent the next 5 to 10 years during Thanksgiving with your son in China, but no NBA contract to support you. But remember LaVar, shoplifting is NOT a little thing. It’s a really big deal, especially in China. Ungrateful fool! https://t.co/R7yb95fkUw Trump was insulted that LaVar Ball didn’t thank him for negotiating his son’s (UCLA bball player LiAngelo Ball) release after being caught shoplifting during a preseason tour in China.
17 2017-10-29 Never seen such Republican ANGER & UNITY as I have concerning the lack of investigation on Clinton made Fake Dossier (now $12,000,000?),….the Uranium to Russia deal, the 33,000 plus deleted Emails, the Comey fix and so much more. Instead they look at phony Trump/Russia,….”collusion,” which doesn’t exist. The Dems are using this terrible (and bad for our country) Witch Hunt for evil politics, but the R’s….are now fighting back like never before. There is so much GUILT by Democrats/Clinton, and now the facts are pouring out. DO SOMETHING! Trump’s greatest hope, being able to deflect the attention of the Russia probe by trumpeting the news that the Clinton campaign helped pay British secret agent Christopher Steele for the “pee tape.”
16 2017-10-25 MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! https://t.co/CbEwJSQ1A3 GOP infighting ramps up as Corker and Flake savage Trump after announcing they will not be standing for elections, dominating the news cycle instead of Trump’s desired push for Tax Reform.
15 2017-10-22 It is finally sinking through. 46% OF PEOPLE BELIEVE MAJOR NATIONAL NEWS ORGS FABRICATE STORIES ABOUT ME. FAKE NEWS, even worse! Lost cred. Trump’s continued frustration with the refusal of the media to highlight positive stories about him (such as the stock market) and their role in disseminating news about scandals like the controversy over his condolence calls to soldiers killed in action.
14 2017-07-26 IN AMERICA WE DON’T WORSHIP GOVERNMENT – WE WORSHIP GOD! 🎥 https://t.co/jIejSgVnnA ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
13 2017-04-17 TRUMP APPROVAL HITS 50% https://t.co/vjZkGTyQb9 Same as below.
12 2017-04-17 RT @DRUDGE_REPORT: TRUMP APPROVAL HITS 50% https://t.co/TruX3WzR3U Trump’s approval rating averages in the high 30% and low 40% range as the 100-day mark approaches.
11 2017-03-03 Jeff Sessions is an honest man. He did not say anything wrong. He could have stated his response more accurately, but it was clearly not intentional. This whole narrative is a way of saving face for Democrats losing an election that everyone thought they were supposed to win. The Democrats are overplaying their hand. They lost the election, and now they have lost their grip on reality. The real story is all of the illegal leaks of classified and other information. It is a total “witch hunt!” Jeff Sessions contacts with Russia.
10 2017-02-12 72% of refugees admitted into U.S. (2/3 -2/11) during COURT BREAKDOWN are from 7 countries: SYRIA, IRAQ, SOMALIA, IRAN, SUDAN, LIBYA & YEMEN Loss in State of Washington v. Trump.
9 2017-02-09 SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE! 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds the stay on travel ban executive order in State of Washington v. Trump.
8 2017-02-04 MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN U.S. District Judge James L. Robart temporarily blocked the 7-country travel ban enacted by Trump a week before on 2/3.
7 2017-01-11 INTELLIGENCE INSIDERS NOW CLAIM THE TRUMP DOSSIER IS “A COMPLETE FRAUD!” @OANN Russian blackmail intelligence report
6 2017-01-11 Russia has never tried to use leverage over me. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA – NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING! Russian blackmail intelligence report
5 2017-01-11 Russia just said the unverified report paid for by political opponents is “A COMPLETE AND TOTAL FABRICATION, UTTER NONSENSE.” Very unfair! Russian blackmail intelligence report
4 2017-01-11 FAKE NEWS – A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT! Russian blackmail intelligence report
3 2017-01-09 Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a…..Hillary flunky who lost big. For the 100th time, I never “mocked” a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him…….groveling when he totally changed a 16 year old story that he had written in order to make me look bad. Just more very dishonest media! Streep crticism at the Golden Globes
2 2016-12-04 The U.S. is going to substantially reduce taxes and regulations on businesses, but any business that leaves our country for another country, fires its employees, builds a new factory or plant in the other country, and then thinks it will sell its product back into the U.S. ……without retribution or consequence, is WRONG! There will be a tax on our soon to be strong border of 35% for these companies ……wanting to sell their product, cars, A.C. units etc., back across the border. This tax will make leaving financially difficult, but…..these companies are able to move between all 50 states, with no tax or tariff being charged. Please be forewarned prior to making a very …expensive mistake! THE UNITED STATES IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS ?
1 2016-11-27 Hillary’s debate answer on delay: “That is horrifying. That is not the way our democracy works. Been around for 240 years. We’ve had free — and fair elections. We’ve accepted the outcomes when we may not have liked them, and that is what must be expected of anyone standing on a – during a general election. I, for one, am appalled that somebody that is the nominee of one of our two major parties would take that kind — of position.” Then, separately she stated, “He said something truly horrifying … he refused to say that he would respect the results of — this election. That is a direct threat to our democracy.” She then said, “We have to accept the results and look to the future, Donald — Trump is going to be our President. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.” So much time and money will be spent – same result! Sad Recounts in WI, MI, & PA

Term significance (TF-IDF) compared to other Washington tweeters

How unusual, compared to other politicians who tweet, is Trump’s Twitter activity? That is to say, what terms (n-grams, for the purposes of this study) are important to his tweets but not commonly used by other politicians?

The Executive Actions Threat Board

Here’s the list of our causes under threat and the Executive actions that are (already) putting them under assault, sorted from Trump’s top early priorities to ones he’ll get around to when he has time in his busy schedule. Lots of things need destroying, and some are just going to have to wait their turn. We’re defining executive actions as:

  • Executive orders
  • Presidential memoranda
  • Bills signed into law
  • Vetoes issued
  • Explicit rules issued by executive branch agencies


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Executive Actions Threat Board
Cause Count Type # Title Severity Notes
Slow climate change 1 Exec. Order 13766 Expediting environmental reviews and approvals for high priority infrastructure projects Severe EPA review can be effectively bypassed for new construction projects.
2 Memo 2017-02032 Regarding construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline Moderate Unlikely protests will be able to stop this with an explicitly pro-pipeline administration.
3 Memo 2017-02035 Regarding construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline Mild This project was dead, will need to be restarted.
4 Memo 2017-02044 Reducing regulatory burdens for domestic manufacturing Moderate Manufacturing is not necessarily polluting, just likely.
5 Signed bill H.J.Res.41 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to “Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers”. Mild Oil, gas, and mineral extraction outside of the US no longer needs to disclose payments made to foreign governments.
6 Signed bill H.J.Res.38 Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule. Medium Undoes Stream Protection Rule, which prevented coal mining within 100ft of waterways and tightened cleanup regulations.
7 Exec. Order 13778 Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the “Waters of the United States” Rule Mild Gives EPA head Scott Pruitt broader powers in “reviewing” the Clean Waters of the United States rule, but does not mandate any specific changes.
8 Exec. Order 13782 Revocation of Federal Contracting Executive Orders Moderate Executive Order 13673 of July 31, 2014, section 3 of Executive Order 13683 of December 11, 2014, and Executive Order 13738 of August 23, 2016, are revoked. This undoes much of the Obama-era environmental regulations, focusing on environmental impact studies when issuing federal contracts.
9 Exec. Order 13783 Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth Severe Fed. agencies to review environmental regulations that can be removed. Revokes Executive Order 13653, Presidential Memorandum 2013-15941, Presidential Memorandum 2015-28466, Presidential Memorandum of 21 September 2016on Climate Change and National Security (among other orders) and suspends the pending Clean Power Plan.
10 Exec. Order 13790 Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America Mild Mild, probably, though environmental regulations are part of the purview.
11 Exec. Order 13795 Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy Moderate (can be severe) Drill, baby drill!
12 Exec. Order 13807 Establishing Discipline and Accountability in the Environmental Review and Permitting Process for Infrastructure Projects Severe Blanket policy limiting the purview of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Defend immigrant communities 1 Exec. Order 13767 Border security and immigration enforcement improvements Moderate, severe if actually built and depending on cooperation of repatriation authorities. Build the Wall.
2 Exec. Order 13768 Enhancing public safety in the interior of the United States Moderate, depends on how many cities cave (Miami has). Punish sanctuary cities.
3 Exec. Order 13769 Protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States Severe Extreme vetting, 7 country immigration ban. Syrian refugee program ended.
4 Exec. Order 13780 Protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States Severe Revision of 13769, removing block on Iraq and already issued legal visas. Reduced length on countries to 90 days. Refugee ban remains at 120 days.
5 Memo 2017-06702 Memorandum for the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security Severe Extreme vetting instructions to aid in implementing Exec. Order 13780.
Reduce racism and combat white nat’lism 1 Exec. Order 13767 Border security and immigration enforcement improvements Mild Indirect effects of EO targeted at other groups.
2 Exec. Order 13768 Enhancing public safety in the interior of the United States Mild Indirect effects of EO targeted at other groups.
3 Exec. Order 13769 Protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States Mild Indirect effects of EO targeted at other groups.
4 Exec. Order 13780 Protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States Mild Indirect effects of EO targeted at other groups.
5 Memo 2017-06702 Memorandum for the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security Mild Indirect effects of EO targeted at other groups.
Women’s rights 1 Memo 2017-01843 Regarding the Mexico City Policy Moderate Prohibits NGOs that perform or assist abortions from receiving US funds. Instituted by Reagan, revoked by Clinton, instituted by Bush II, revoked by Obama. Trump’s memo directs the Sec. of State to try and expand the ban to all global health assistance by the US.
2 Signed bill H.J.Res. 43 Disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance with title X requirements by project Moderate Lifts regulation prohibiting states from preventing providers from receiving federal Title X funds for reasons that are unrelated to their ability to provide healthcare services. Title X funds are already barred from being directly used for abortion services; this allows an organization that provides abortion services among other health services from also being barred from receiving any Title X funds, most prominently Planned Parenthood.
3 Department rule TBA ACA no longer mandates birth control coverage Severe This will significantly affect women who buy insurance from the exchanges. That is to say, poor women.
4 Exec. Order 13813 Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States Moderate Along with other restrictions lifted on health insurance, employers are now no longer required to cover birth control.
A nuclear-free world 1 Memo 2017-02282 Rebuilding the U.S. Armed Forces Severe “(b) The Secretary shall initiate a new Nuclear Posture Review to ensure that the United States nuclear deterrent is modern, robust, flexible, resilient, ready, and appropriately tailored to deter 21st-century threats and reassure our allies. (c) The Secretary shall initiate a new Ballistic Missile Defense Review to identify ways of strengthening missile-defense capabilities, rebalancing homeland and theater defense priorities, and highlighting priority funding areas.”
2 Memo. 2017-02381 Organization of the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council Moderate Steve Bannon replaces Joseph Dunford (Chair of JCS). Nuke use more likely.
3 Exec. Order 13810 Imposing Additional Sanctions With Respect to North Korea Severe Ramping up sanctions against North Korea, and denying ports of call to any vessel that had previously traded with the country.
Expand healthcare access 1 Exec. Order 13765 Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal Mild (so far) As of 2/14/17, IRS will no longer enforce penalties on taxpayers who refuse to answer the healthcare coverage question on their tax returns.
2 Signed bill H.J.Res. 43 Disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance with title X requirements by project Moderate Same as in Women’s Rights section: applies to any health centers that also provide abortions.
3 Exec. Order TBA Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States Severe Attempt to end-around Congress, explicitly undoing some of the limitations on types of insurance offered put in place by the ACA regarding coverage of pre-existing conditions, sale across state lines, and the like.
Eliminate government corruption 1 Exec. Order 13787 Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice Mild (unless Trump tries to fire Special Council Robert Mueller) Sets up an order of succession should the Attorney General (Sessions) or the Deputy (Rod Rosenstein) were to either resign or be fired. A likely scenario in which Trump tries to dismiss Robert Mueller involves the resignation of at least one of these officials.
2 Exec. Order 13799 Establishment of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity Severe The Advisory Commission’s likely purpose is to use the exaggerated threat of voter fraud to limit the franchise.
LGBT rights 1 Exec. Order 13798 Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty Moderate The stated “religious freedom” has been historically used to justify discrimination against LGBT individuals (such as in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission)
2 Presidential Memorandum 2017-18544 Military Service by Transgender Individuals to the Secretary of Homeland Security Moderate Transgender ban in the military.
Expand access to education 1 Exec. Order 13791 Enforcing Statutory Prohibitions on Federal Control of Education Moderate “Local control” provides a legal justification for the rollback of federal regulations involving religious and private involvement in public education.

Tweet rate monitor

How often is he tweeting?

  • Purple – Daily tweets
  • Orange – Rolling weekly average

Is there a pattern to the days of the week on which he tweets?

A map of the world according to The Donald

Every time he tweets about a country painting it in a positive or negative light, that country is assigned +/- 1 on this map. Every overt compliment or insult is worth +/- 2.

Sentiment analysis of @realDonaldTrump’s statements about other countries

Analysis with thanks to the Tecnolengua Group at the Universidad de Málaga’s handy tool: Lingmotif