Super Tuesday: What they said on social media

March 2, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, with former rival candidate Governor Chris Christie (L) at his side, speaks about the results of Super Tuesday primary and caucus voting during a news conference in Palm Beach, Florida March 1, 2016.  REUTERS/Scott Audette

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, with former rival candidate Governor Chris Christie (L) at his side, speaks about the results of Super Tuesday primary and caucus voting during a news conference in Palm Beach, Florida March 1, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Audette

#SuperTuesday:

A top-trending hashtag on Twitter after Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton each gained seven states on the most important day of the nominating season. Marco Rubio on Wednesday morning tweeted, “The media may treat me like an underdog, but I’m an underdog that can win.”

That has not kept Trump from continuing to go after Rubio on Twitter. This morning, Trump is tweeting articles and quotes from various political journalists saying Rubio is now a long-shot to become the nominee.

Other related hashtags and trending phrases include:

-#ChrisChristie: The New Jersey governor was a top trending topic Monday night after Twitter users pointed out his less than enthusiastic response to Trump’s speech in West Palm Beach. Many users poked fun at Christie’s stern expression and tweeted GIFs that mocked the former presidential candidate.

Travis Cram (@traviscram) tweeted on Tuesday, “When you suddenly realize you’ve sold your soul to hopefully be on a ballot… #SuperTuesday #ChrisChristie.”

 

-Donald Drumpf: For a period yesterday, the name topped Rubio and Cruz in Google searches after Comedy Central host John Oliver encouraged its use as part of his criticism of Trump.

Reporting by Anjali Athavaley

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