The above data visualization illustrates the amount of campaign finance President-elect Donald Trump funneled back into his corporate assets. Using data from the Federal Election Commission filings, Trump has shifted almost 6% of his total campaign expenditure into his own businesses or to businesses that promote his brand, including but not limited to, his bottled water, winery, cafe, aviation, hotels, and campaign merchandise.
Make America Violent Again: An Analysis of Donald Trump's Twitter Rhetoric
Inspired by George Orwell's essay, 'Politics and the English Language', I decided to pursue my senior journalism capstone on Donald Trump's unprecedented use of Twitter this election cycle in hopes of understanding how he uses the reach and velocity of the platform coupled with his rudimentary use of the English language to undermine and delegitimize anyone or anything that tries to counter him.
To read the results and findings, you can download my capstone.