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.
- Donald Trump @realDonaldTrump 33 million
- Melania Trump @FLOTUS 7.52 million
- Ivanka Trump @IvankaTrump 4.03 million
- Ben (and Candy) Carson @realBenCarson 2.76 million
- Sean Spicer @PressSec 1.98 million
- Mike Pence @mike_pence 1.94 million
- Donald Trump Jr. @DonaldJTrumpJr 1.73 million
- Kellyanne Conway @KellyannePolls 1.48 million
- Eric Trump @EricTrump 1.26 million
- Tiffany Trump @TiffanyATrump 410K
- Dan Scavino @DanScavino 407K
- Michael Cohen @MichaelCohen212 237K
- Omarosa Manigault @OMAROSA 121K
- Reince Priebus @Reince45 93.1K
- Jared Kushner @JaredKushner 50.1K (0 tweets)
- Stephen Bannon One possible, private, unverified Twitter account with 996 followers.
- 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.