Of the almost 42,000 tweets that Donald Trump has tweeted since he joined the social network Twitter, more than 8000 were tweeted since he was elected president in November 2016. The cartogram shows an analysis of almost 8300 tweets and retweets in that period The United States of America were excluded from this analysis, so that the USA disappear from this map. Puerto Rico as an unincorporated territory of the US was included in the analysis, as it was treated like a foreign country in the Tweets.
The cartogram provides a picture of which countries appear to have be most prominent in Donald Trump’s foreign policy in that period, since the social media network has become one of the main means of communication during his presidency and is often and widely used and cited in the international media. In his presidency, 1384 individual references to other countries have been made until May 2019, with a total of 81 countries having been mentioned at least once.
The top countries in his tweets were:
Russia, 21 per cent (297 tweets)
North Korea, 12 per cent (163 tweets)
China, 11 per cent (158 tweets)
Mexico, 7 per cent (99 tweets)
More information about this map can also be found in our blog: The World Through Tweets of Donald Trump