The Oval

When It Tweets, It Pours

On May 1 alone, Trump tweeted nearly as much as he typically does in a week, mostly in response to a firefighters’ union endorsing Biden.

On May 1, President Trump went on a Twitter spree in reaction to the largest firefighters’ union in the U.S., The International Association of Fire Fighters, endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden for president.

Trump’s reaction? Tweeting and retweeting about all of the firefighters that support him, asserting that only the union’s leaders support Biden, not the union’s members.

That day, he tweeted 76 times, a noticeably high volume considering his weekly average of 87 tweets in 2019. Trump’s 173 total tweets last week represent a 99% increase from his 2019 weekly average.