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The number of people engaging with Trump on Twitter — through likes, retweets, quotes and replies — has gradually declined, according to an Associated Press analysis of his feed and the users who read, react and propel his words throughout the Twittersphere.
Cortico, launched from the Laboratory for Social Machines at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, used information pulled from Twitter users' profiles, networks and tweets to assess their political leaning, age and gender.
The group has developed algorithms to determine a representative sample of users and how they engage with the president.
The tweet that prompted the most responses — including likes, retweets, quotes with comment and replies — illustrates one truism of Trump's twitter account:
Other Trump tweets near the top in engagement include "The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!" and "We must keep 'evil' out of our country!"
Trump's official @POTUS account is mostly run by Trump's social media director, Scavino, and largely operates as a politician's standard account, predominantly putting out news releases and talking points.
Some of it may be due to Trump's recent show of restraint on Twitter, while some may simply be because the novelty of the celebrity businessman in office has faded a bit.
Since the midpoint of the 100 days, Trump's tweets have featured fewer of his trademark exclamation points and all capital letters.
Reaction to Trump's tweets break down sharply along partisan lines, with conservatives more likely to retweet without commentary while liberals are for more likely to respond to a tweet and, presumably, disagree.
Verified accounts — often journalists, celebrities, politicians or other public figures — are 70% more likely to weigh in on Trump's tweets by quoting them, interjecting their own voices to the discussio
Absent a busload of big names, the event is focusing on the First Amendment and the crucial role of the press in a democracy.
A president hasn't declined to attend since Ronald Reagan in 1981, though he was recovering from an assassination attempt.
With two dust-ups in a week, first with a judge in Hawaii and another with leaders of the nation's largest and most powerful police department, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sounds to some more like the conservative senator from Alabama he once was rather than the top prosecutor he is today.
 some observers say the Republican's blunt style could strain relationships with the very law enforcement officials whose partnerships he contends are vital and risks politicizing criminal justice issues that demand the Justice Department's attention.
Sessions drew the ire of Hawaii's Democratic lawmakers after saying on a radio show he was "amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific" could stop President Donald Trump's travel ban, though he later indicated the comment was meant as a joke.
Two days after the radio show, the Justice Department accused New York City of being soft on crime, a statement the police commissioner called "absolutely ludicrous."
The attorney general has become enmeshed in the messaging around the administration's ban on travelers from predominantly Muslim countries and has escalated Trump's threats to pull grant money from so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to share information with federal immigration authorities.
Unless an attorney general says something that interferes with an open case, there's no formal code that governs how he should speak publicly, said Daniel Feldman, a John Jay law professor who was a senior member of former New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's staff.
"When you have the attorney general picking fights with the NYPD, it drives a wedge between the two agencies," said Matthew Miller, who led Holder's public affairs office.
All those fears disappeared the moment Donald Trump was elected president and, this weekend, National Rifle Association members gathering for the gun lobby's annual meeting are celebrating and rejoicing.
The first sitting president to address the NRA since 1983, Trump made it clear in a stump-style speech that he wasn't wavering in his support for gun rights: "The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end."
Mike Van Durme, a retired environmental police officer in New York and co-author of a book on hunter safety, said it's been a relief to have a president in the White House who is a gun owner and supportive of gun rights.
During the campaign, Trump promised to do away with Obama's efforts to strengthen background checks and to eliminate gun-free zones at schools and military bases.
Leading up to his taking the stage, the NRA played a video with snippets of various celebrities and political pundits poo-pooing the chances of Trump being elected president interspersed with Election Night newscasts as state after state came in for Trump.
Lorraine Bascombe, who works in the health care industry and lives in suburban Atlanta, said she expected any Republican president to favor fewer regulations on gun purchases.