The Circle

A Friendship is Born

After recently being followed by President Trump on Twitter, Rep. Jim Jordan jumped to the top of the class in social media engagement.

And then there were 47. On May 22, bot tracking Trump Twitter account, @TrumpsAlert, flagged that the Tweeter in Chief began following Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), a rare addition to the exclusive group of accounts followed by the president.

It appears the president has been keeping tabs on Jordan ahead of his formal follow, as Trump has retweeted the representative 18 times since Feb. 9.

So how does Jordan stack up? Last week, he easily surpassed the other 46 accounts Trump follows in terms of social media engagement. Jordan’s tweets had an average of 9,118 retweets and 32,384 favorites. Trump’s sons nabbed the second and third spot.

Will the president’s newest follow continue to Trump everyone else? We’ll be watching.