KEY POINTS

  • Trump sets a new tweeting record Wednesday with 142 tweets in a single day
  • Trump's main message is the trial is a hoax perpetrated by Democrats
  • Trump's anger and frustration are palpable in this massive tweetstorm

A bored but "textually active" Donald Trump broke his all-time record for number of tweets in a single day Wednesday by tweeting his own version of the truth 142 times to his 71.5 million followers worldwide.

This broke his old old record of 123 tweets in a day, said @FactbaseFeed, an account that tracks Trump's Twitter habits.

Trump's record-breaking Twitter rampage took place Wednesday, the first day of arguments at the Senate during his impeachment trial. At the time of this massive tweet tsunami, Trump was on his way home aboard Air Force One after attending the two-day World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. This flight takes anywhere from nine to 11 hours, enough time for Trump to kill his boredom by going on an unprecedented tweetstorm.

As might be expected, most of his tweets were about the Senate impeachment trial. Apart from spewing his personal thoughts about the trial, Trump also tweeted quotes and videos from Republicans. His messages were consistent: the trial is a hoax and there's nothing impeachable in his conduct or dealings with Ukraine. And, of course, this impeachment thing is being driven by Democratic hate and anger they lost the 2016 election.

Political analysts note Trump's tweet are a valuable look into the inner workings of Trump's mind at any give moment. Trump's tweets offer an uncut and unedited look at how Trump thinks and what he cares about.

Not all of Trump's Twitter followers are his fans (think CNN, the "fake news media" and Joe Biden, for example) but many of these people are fans who think Trump is the best American president ever. Interestingly, in February 2019, Trump was rated the worst president in American history by a group of 170 political science scholars belonging to the Presidents & Executive Politics section of the American Political Science Association.

US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base October 28, 2019, in Maryland en route to Chicago. US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base October 28, 2019, in Maryland en route to Chicago. Photo: AFP / Brendan Smialowski