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Trump has deployed more than 13,000 exclamation points since joining Twitter

Sometimes when people get really excited online, they want to let the whole world know!!! Just ask President Trump, one of the English language's most preeminent exclamation point users:

The Washington Post found that Trump has used exclamation points in 13,296 tweets (and counting!!!!!!) since 2009. He once even used 15 exclamation points in one go to express how mad he was about the Oscars:

The Washington Post chart also includes Trump's manual retweets, where his followers appear to share his same exuberance for grammatical emphasis:

Trump's use of ellipses, too, is practically avant-garde, and you can read more about it at The Week.