Apr 15, 2017

The countries Trump loves to trash-talk on Twitter

Just this week, Trump tweeted about North Korea "asking for trouble," and offered China better trade deals if they help deal with the "North Korean problem." But the reality is that Trump has used Twitter to discuss foreign policy for years — and mostly to trash-talk other countries.

We've compiled all the tweets Trump has sent since 2013 that targeted different countries and organized them by sentiment. Here's what we found.

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Data: Trump Twitter Archive; Note: Tweets from January 7, 2013-April 13, 2017; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon / Axios

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