(Washington) Over a million likes, more than 425,000 comments and the retweet counter is racing: Donald Trump's tweet that he and his wife Melania tested positive for COVID-19 broke audience records Friday morning.
Posted Oct 2, 2020 at 10:39 am
"Tonight the first lady and I tested positive for COVID-19," tweeted the US president, 74, Thursday through Friday. He said he and Melania Trump "immediately" started their "quarantine" to overcome the coronavirus, which has killed more than 207,000 people in the United States, the world's most affected country.
At 10:00 am on the East Coast of the United States, nine hours after the shocking announcement fell in the middle of the night, the head of state's message had been retweeted more than 800,000 times and had 1.3 million likes.
By comparison, of Donald Trump's last 600 tweets, the most popular were shared 80,000 times and received about 300,000 hearts, according to figures from TruthNest, a specialist in Twitter statistics.
For example, his attack on Monday against Joe Biden who "refuses to take a doping test" for the debate has been retweeted 85,000 times.
According to Axios, the Republican billionaire's most "popular" tweet so far was a 2019 post announcing that American rapper A $ AP Rocky had been released from prison in Sweden and was about to return to the United States. United States. This tweet had received more than 800,000 “likes”.
Friday the reactions were not long in coming on the various digital platforms.
"It appears that RBG has won their first hearing before God," tweeted an Internet user, @iamKimRL, for example, referring to feminist Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died two weeks ago.
Donald Trump, who regularly criticizes social networks and accuses them of censoring Republicans, is followed by more than 86 million people on Twitter.
The tweets network recently pinned several tweets from the president, calling them "misleading" or violating content moderation rules.