Liberal star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has more Twitter power than any other democrat – including Barack Obama – but is miles behind Trump
- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has more Twitter power than any other democrat
- However, she follows President Trump on Twitter interactions
- Ocasio-Cortez had 11.8 million interactions while Trump had 39.8 million
- Sen Kamala Harris, who is considering a bid in 2020, came third
- Former President Barack Obama was fourth
Emily Goodin, U.s. Political reporter for Dailymail.com
Liberal sensation Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has more power on Twitter than any other democrat, including former President Barack Obama, although she is miles behind that other social media force: President Donald Trump.
The freshman Democratic representative has generated more interactions – retweets plus likes – on the social media site than party leaders Obama, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer.
She is the second only for the president, Axios discovered when he measured the Twitter star power of different politicians.
Liberal sensation Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has more power on Twitter than any other democrat
However, the freshman legislator follows President Donald Trump
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez has 2.4 million twitter followers
Trump has 57.3 million twitter followers
And she follows Trump with millions – Ocasio-Cortez came up with 11.8 million interactions while the president easily spanned her with 39.8 million interactions.
However, Ocasio-Cortez gets more value for her money. She has only 2.3 million twitter followers for the president's 57.3 million.
The first-year legislator, who took office in January, stunned the Democrats in June when they were the incumbent Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley defeated in their primary.
She has been a fruitful user of social media – using her Twitter account to beat fellow Democrats, to communicate with journalists and to give her opinion.
Trump tweets often, but he only tends to have direct contact with the official White House twitter account, his staff or the first lady.
In third place ended California Sen. Kamala Harris, who is issuing a new book and is considering a presidential bid for 2020.
Obama is fourth with Pelosi sixth and Schumer seventh.
Even Beto O & # 39; Rourke, who became a sensation on social media when he tried to beat Republican Sen Ted Cruz, followed Ocasio-Cortez.
He recorded only 1.8 million interactions.
Sen Kamala Harris was third and former President Barack Obama fourth with Twitter interactions
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi have not cracked the top five
Axios also noticed a discrepancy in the number of tweets:
Trump: 9.1 tweets per day
Ocasio-Cortez: 5.8 tweets per day
Harris: 9.7 tweets per day
Obama: 0.4 tweets per day.
Despite Ocasio-Cortez's telegenic approach to self-promotion and her death on social media, Democratic house leaders have tried to give her a practical sideline that could limit public exposure to her less general views.
When she made a play this month for a seat in the powerful Committee of Ways and Resources, an older Democrat told Politico that & # 39;[i]t has made everyone completely angry. You are not chosen for commissions by whom you are grass roots [supporters] . & # 39;
Veteran Democratic members suspected that Ocasio-Cortez was behind a viable online campaign to convince Speaker Nancy Pelosi to give her the plum assignment.
And they are expected to protest loudly against democratic primary campaigns against some of the middle-class members of her own party in Congress.
Her new chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, told supporters during a conference call in November that we & # 39; need to become primary people & # 39 ;.