#GOPDebate not a Twitter win for Trump

March 4, 2016

The #GOPDebate hashtag continued to trend on Friday following the rowdy Republican debate — including a reference to Trump’s manhood–of the night before.

  But whileTrump dominated most of the social media chatter, an analysis by the company Brandwatch showed that 63 percent of the tweets expressing an opinion on him were negative. The top-tweeted moment of the night came when Trump defended his Trump University against accusations of impropriety from Rubio, according to Twitter data. Responding to Rubio’s claims that Trump University conned students out of money, Trump said that Rubio “scammed the people of Florida.” The insults continued on social media after the debate: Rubio tweeted late last night, “The Republican nominee cannot be somebody who is totally clueless on so many issues, including his signature issue.”

Reporting by Anjali Athaveley

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