How the 2018 #SOTU was Tweeted

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How the 2018 #SOTU was Tweeted

By Bridget Coyne
Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Last night, all eyes were on Twitter for President Trump’s first #SOTU address, and we’re here to break down the top moments and record-setting numbers.

With 4.5M Tweets, the speech was the most Tweeted #SOTU or #JointSession address ever, surpassing last year’s record of 3 million Tweets.

These were the top Tweeted moments during @POTUS' #SOTU address:

  1. @POTUS: "We stand for the national anthem"
  2. @POTUS discusses immigration reform proposals
  3. @POTUS discusses MS-13

Here were the top Tweeted about people during @POTUS' #SOTU address:

  1. Donald Trump
  2. Barack Obama
  3. Paul Ryan
  4. Nancy Pelosi
  5. Melania Trump

This was the most Retweeted Tweet during the #SOTU address:

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This map shows how conversation on Twitter spread across the U.S. as the President spoke:

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You can stay connected with your civic leaders beyond #SOTU with these Twitter lists: U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Governors, and U.S. Cabinet.

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