The Circle

Twitter Shows Who Your Real Friends Are

We’ve long known that the 46 accounts President Trump follows on Twitter are some of his biggest cheerleaders. But this week’s analysis shows that some are better Twitter friends than others.

This week, the president’s Twitter handle @realDonaldTrump was retweeted 56 times by accounts that he follows. That marks a 30% increase from this group’s average retweet rate – 43.3 retweets – of @realDonaldTrump over the past three months.

But a closer look at the data shows that the group’s 56 retweets of President Trump came from just five accounts. In fact, two accounts — @KatrinaPierson and @DiamondandSilk – were responsible for 86% of the group’s retweets of the president this week, with 24 each.