Twitterstorm is a portmanteau of Twitter and storm, and it is a term used to refer to someone Tweeting a lot about a particular topic.
Twitterstorms, whether started by President Trump or not, are often political in nature. In the context of the 2016 campaign, Twitterstorms often involved catch phrases associated with Trump, especially his campaign slogan MAGA (Make America Great Again) and drain the swamp.
While the outrage fueling many Twitterstorms is short-lived, some have shown much more staying power. For example, during a 2016 debate when then-presidential candidate Donald Trump referred to fellow candidate Hillary Clinton as a “nasty woman,” it sparked a rebellious outcry from Twitter users who perceived his comment to be sexist. Other female politicians, such as Senator Elizabeth Warren, seized on this comment, reversing the meaning of Nasty Woman from a misogynistic comment into an anti-Trump feminist slogan. The Twitterstorm soon exploded into a national trend, with the slogan placed on merchandise, including mugs, t-shirts, and pillows.