He’s already made his billions.

"He's 70 years old already made his billions, now he wants to give back to the American people." This is something I've heard said and seen commented online in defense of Donald Trump's massive wealth and personal network. The assumption here is that Donald Trump had a cutoff, he reached that cutoff, and now he's decided to give back. I'd like to hope the people who hold this assumption have not stopped to think about how he achieved that wealth. That they have not yet considered the possibility that the mindset that got him there doesn't magically stop once a…

Likes and retweets of Donald Trump tweets.

Every tweet has (at minimum) three numerical data points associated with it: the number of retweets the number of replies and the number of favorites it has received. Several days ago I looked at a Donald Trump tweet and questioned if there were any insight to be gained from examining the ratios between those three numbers. My hypothesis was that those ratios could allow me to classify the public's response to that tweet. For example: a tweet that has a higher ratio of replies to favorites was perceived as more controversial and elicited more backlash. a…