Trump breaks record for longest silence

Donald Trump’s Twitter account has been a major feature of his presidency. He has announced major policy shifts on the social media site, launched attacks on foreign leaders, and rallied his supporters from the White House.

When social media hasn’t been enough, the president has also held long, combative press conferences with reporters, at which he has attacked what he calls the “fake news” media and touted his achievements.

All that has changed since the election. The Twitter account @FactbaseFeed has been charting Donald Trump’s every word. According to their analysis, he has now gone six days without making a verbal public statement – a record for his presidency.

He’s on Twitter less too, with 43% fewer tweets than he averaged throughout 2020, the account says.