Donald Trump sets record for tweets as impeachment trial enters day two_1


President Donald Trump has set a presidential record for activity on his favourite social media platform, tweeting and retweeting more than 130 times about his US Senate impeachment trial, the Democrats who want to replace him and much, much more.

By 4.25pm on Wednesday (Washington time), Mr Trump had barrelled through his previous record of 123 Twitter postings in a day that he set a little over a month ago, according to Factba.se, a service that compiles and analyses data on his presidency.

Mr Trump's previous record for tweets on a single day during his time in the White House was set on December 12, 2019, the day the House Judiciary Committee opened its marathon session to approve two articles of impeachment against the President.



The barrage included plenty of incendiary posts excoriating Adam Schiff, one of the House Democratic impeachment managers, and a retweet of a provocative image posted by White House social media director Dan Scavino that shows Mr Trump walking in front of a fiery scene meant to symbolise the incineration of the "Deep State".

Democrats are expected to continue their opening arguments in Mr Trump's trial until Friday (local time). The White House defence will follow.

-with AAP