Dec 9, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Trump is the most tweeted about politician globally in 2019

Illustration: Lazaro Gamio/Axios

President Trump was the most tweeted about politician in 2019, according to data from Twitter.

Why it matters: 6 of the top 10 most tweeted about politicians are Americans, even though the majority of Twitter's user base is international.

By the numbers: Most tweeted about politicians globally:

  1. Donald Trump
  2. Barack Obama
  3. Narendra Modi (India)
  4. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  5. Jair Bolsonaro (Brazil)
  6. Bernie Sanders
  7. Hillary Clinton
  8. Joe Biden
  9. Emmanuel Macron (France)
  10. Vladimir Putin (Russia)

Yes, but: Despite American politicians being popular on Twitter this year, the majority of the most tweeted about news hashtags were of international events:

  1. #NotreDame (fire in Paris)
  2. #令和 (start of the Reiwa Era in Japan)
  3. #Venezuela (protests)
  4. #Brexit (U.K. politics)
  5. #台風19号 (Typhoon Hagibis in Japan)
  6. #PrayForAmazonia (fire in the Amazon)
  7. #HongKong (protests)
  8. #ClimateStrike (environment movement)
  9. #Christchurch (tragedy)
  10. #DemDebate (U.S. politics)

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