Skip Nav
The Opioid Epidemic's Biggest Culprit Isn't Heroin Anymore — It's Something Deadlier
Meet the Woman Who Visited Every Country Across the Globe — and Broke 2 World Records!
4 Empowering Books About Badass Women That Will Leave You Inspired

Twitter Loses Users After Trump Bump

Twitter Is Having a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Thanks to President Trump

It's official: America's first Twitter president is no longer the only victim of his steeply declining polls. As it turns out, he's bringing his favorite social media platform down with him.

In Twitter's second quarter earnings report, released on July 27, it's revealed that not only did Twitter fail to add a single American user over the last few months — it actually lost two million US-based users. During the 2016 election and in the early months of the new administration, the "Trump Bump" was a widely reported phenomenon that meant that anything that the former real estate mogul touched would turn to gold. Twitter, of course, was one of the biggest winners in this category — as the president's main mode of communication, it was impossible to avoid interacting with it in some capacity throughout the course of a given day. Now, in the wake of months of scandal and controversy, we're getting the first concrete sign that Americans aren't just sick of all the drama — they're sick of the tool that's enabled all of this drama to unfold.

To be clear, this isn't going to spell the end of Twitter as we know it just yet. Growth is still happening outside of our fine country, and it's still seeing an uptick in revenue (though right after the report was released, the company's stock took a massive hit, which doesn't bode well). For now, the clear takeaway is that Americans are getting really, really tired of waking up to the news that the president has tweeted again — and for the first time, it's coming from a source that can't be slammed as "fake news polls" by the administration.

Image Source: Getty / Drew Angerer
Mueller Charges Russians With 2016 Election Interference
Who Is Jennifer Carroll Foy?
Obama Deputy Chief of Staff Alyssa Mastromonaco Interview
Congressman Says Gay People Aren't Human
Kristen Bell's Melania Trump Reference at SAG Awards 2018
Michelle Obama Salt Lake City Speech 2017
Federal Judge Rejects Company With Gay Wedding Ban
Michelle Obama Shades Donald Trump's Twitter Habits
Who Is Stormy Daniels?
Personal Essay on Barack Obama Presidency
From Our Partners
Latest News
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds