Trump's late night Twitter trouble

After a careful analysis of millionaire Republican Donald Trump's social media patterns and what precedes them, The Atlantic concludes his late-night Twitter binges follow "moments of stress or triumph."

Using Twitter data from the past year—as well as older tweets collected by—I plotted the frequency of Trump's late-night tweeting. For the purposes of this article, I'm conservatively restricting what qualifies as "late" as a tweet posted between midnight and 3:59 a.m.; anything posted later might just be a product of Trump waking up earlier than usual. Here's a look at the past year and a half, since Trump declared his candidacy:


Trump says he sleeps three to four hours a night—and his online rantings support the claim. Maybe he should nap.