In a Friday morning Twitter (TWTR, Tech30) storm about his frustration over the Russia investigation, President Trump boasted that he can circumvent the “fake media” and go straight to the “100 million people” following him on social media.It’s a familiar Trump theme — he sees his robust social media footprint as a direct line to his base.But just how many people are following Trump on social media? It it really 100 million?
His main Twitter account lists 32.4 million followers. Not too shabby for someone who follows only 45 people — mainly his family, aides and Fox News hosts like Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity. Add to that his @POTUS Twitter account (18.8 million followers), Facebook pages (22.4 million likes and 1.7 million followers), YouTube subscribers (103,000 and 4.3 million), and Instagram (7 million followers). Trump started Snapchatting in January, but that platform doesn’t list how many followers a user has.