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U.S. President Donald Trump. (File Photo: /Xinhua)

People in the US tweet about embarrassment in regards to President Trump

People in the US are tweeting much more about embarrassment since US President Donald Trump took office, new research has found.

“Beyond embarrassment, there is a slight positive correlation between Trump and the words disgust, shame and anger,” said study co-author Dar Meshi, Assistant Professor at Michigan State University in the US.

“This means when people tweet these words, there’s a higher probability that they are tweeting about Trump,” Meshi said.

For the study, published in the journal Frontiers in Communication, the researchers analysed Twitter traffic sent from US accounts between June 2015 and June 2017.

“The Twitter data across America are really powerful. People are tweeting far more about embarrassment now than they were during the pre-Trump inauguration,” Meshi said.

“Overwhelmingly, the number one thing most consistently related to spikes of the word ’embarrassment’ on Twitter is Trump,” Meshi said.

The researchers identified instances when embarrassment mentions spiked and aggregated the tweet content during that time. Then, they created word clouds to see what words were most linked to embarrassment.

Three of the most-prominent peaks took place on October 10, 2016, March 18, 2017 and May 26, 2017, the findings showed.

These are the dates of the final 2016 presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, when Trump denied German Chancellor Andrea Merkel’s handshake at her visit to the White House and the date Trump pushed Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic at the NATO Summit, respectively.

The study showed there has been a 45 per cent increase in people tweeting about embarrassment since Trump took office.

Democratic campaign to impeach me is over says Trump

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that Democratic lawmakers are no longer thinking about initiating impeachment proceedings against him because the preliminary conclusions on the Russia probe indicate that there was no collusion between his 2016 election campaign and Russia.

“I don’t think they’re talking about impeachment,” Trump told reporters at the Capitol when asked about the Democrats who are still calling for a move to remove him from office, reports Efe.

The release on Sunday by Attorney General William Barr of a summary of the report prepared by Special Counsel Robert Mueller has altered the chances that Trump would face impeachment, analysts say, because the available information points to the fact that there is no proof of collusion by Trump’s team with Russia and it is not clear whether or not the president obstructed justice.

However, at least two Democratic legislators — Rashida Tlaib and Al Green — said on Monday that they still want to launch proceedings to impeach the president, and Tlaib told Politico magazine that she was planning to present a resolution on that matter in the near future.

FILE – In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had already weighed in against the possibility of launching impeachment proceedings even before Mueller closed his investigation late last week, and some progressives who had been in favor of doing so have now acknowledged that it is very unlikely.

Trump on Tuesday declared that “the Mueller report was great. It could not have been better. It said ‘no obstruction, no collusion,’ it could not have been better.'”

The president once again criticised those who promoted the investigation more than two years ago and said that the Democrats “and others created a fraud on our country with this ridiculous witch hunt — where it was proven very strongly no collusion, no obstruction, no nothing.

Trump said that the country should not allow such an investigation to be mounted ever again, claiming that it started at a rather low level but on instructions from above, although he did not get more specific.

The Democratic opposition has asked Barr to turn over to Congress the full Mueller report by April 2 and are also insisting that the entire report be made public so that there can be no doubt about the investigation’s conclusions.