US President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address to the Congress became the most tweeted address ever with 4.5 million tweets, Twitter has announced. Trump’s address on Tuesday night led to a total of 4.5 million tweets with the hashtags #SOTU and #JointSession, the social networking service said. Also Read - Explained: Can Twitter get banned in India?
“Join me live for the #SOTU,” Trump, who is very active on the social media platform, had tweeted shortly before his address. Also Read - Twitter vs government: Twitter India loses legal protection for not complying with IT rules on time
The 4.5 million tweets surpass the previous record of 3 million for Trump’s first address to the Congress in February 2017, which wasn’t technically a State of the Union address, since he had been in office for only a month. According to Twitter, the most retweeted message was a tweet with a link to watch the speech live. Also Read - Twitter friends/followers seeking your unwanted attention could be Unmentioned