President-elect Donald Trump will use any podium to communicate, but it has long seemed that Twitter is his favorite place to express his thoughts and opinions.
Here are some fun facts about the next POTUS’ relationship with the social network.
- Trump, who is to become the 45th President of the US on Friday, joined Twitter all the way back in 2009, long before it truly took off as the microblogging platform we know today. This was more than half a decade before Barack Obama joined Twitter a year into his second run.
- Trump tweets as much as anyone. His 34,000 messages over eight years represent an average of more than 11 tweets per day. Obama, who joined in 2015, tweeted an average of less than once per day.
- Trump this week reached 20 million followers. This means he ranks in the top 100 most-followed Twitter accounts of all time. The official @POTUS account has 13 million followers.
- Trump says he does not intend to take over @POTUS. He wants to continue building his original account.
- Despite Twitter executives leaning hard to the left—and many users calling for his ban—Trump credits Twitter for giving him a platform to combat “dishonest” media coverage of him.
Trump’s inauguration is this Friday, January 20.