Apr 1, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Social power: Trump's favorites ranked by Twitter followers

Lynne Sladky, Jose Luis Magana, Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Susan Walsh / AP

Somewhere between Obama's election and his leaving office, social media became a powerful, political tool. From the very beginning of his campaign, Trump and his team have used their social accounts to push their agenda and give themselves media coverage instead of relying only on mainstream outlets.

Some of President Trump's top advisors, family and spokespeople have already garnered quite a personal following.

  1. Donald Trump @realDonaldTrump 33 million
  2. Melania Trump @FLOTUS 7.52 million
  3. Ivanka Trump @IvankaTrump 4.03 million
  4. Ben (and Candy) Carson @realBenCarson 2.76 million
  5. Sean Spicer @PressSec 1.98 million
  6. Mike Pence @mike_pence 1.94 million
  7. Donald Trump Jr. @DonaldJTrumpJr 1.73 million
  8. Kellyanne Conway @KellyannePolls 1.48 million
  9. Eric Trump @EricTrump 1.26 million
  10. Tiffany Trump @TiffanyATrump 410K
  11. Dan Scavino @DanScavino 407K
  12. Michael Cohen @MichaelCohen212 237K
  13. Omarosa Manigault @OMAROSA 121K
  14. Reince Priebus @Reince45 93.1K
  15. Jared Kushner @JaredKushner 50.1K (0 tweets)
  16. Stephen Bannon One possible, private, unverified Twitter account with 996 followers.
  17. Stephen Miller No twitter known

Why it matters: Together, Trump world "celebs" garner the kind of Twitter following media companies often dream of. Their collective reach can often create an echo chamber effect among their supporters that allows the Trump administration to push their side of the news, in turn making it easier for their followers to miss or disregard other points of view.

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