#Demdebate: The Twitter winner is…

March 7, 2016

 

Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders speak simultaneously as during the Democratic U.S. presidential candidates' debate in Flint, Michigan, March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young (TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders speak simultaneously as during the Democratic U.S. presidential candidates’ debate in Flint, Michigan, March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young (TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Bernie Sanders attracted more tweets than rival Hillary Clinton during Sunday’s Democratic debate in Flint, Michigan. The Vermont senator won 55 percent of the final share of the Twitter conversation, compared to his rival’s 45 percent, according to a Twitter spokesperson.

The most tweeted topics were, in order: the U.S. economy, foreign affairs, guns, energy and the environment, and national security. The most tweeted about moment was when Sanders said he hates to say the word ‘yuge.’

Sanders’ response to a Clinton interruption also drew some heated discussion about whether his comment was sexist:

Republican front-runner Donald Trump got in on the act too, tweeting last night:

Another Trump tweet:

The post was one of his most popular yet, receiving more than 15,000 likes and 6,000 retweets.

Reporting by Melissa Fares, Amy Tennery and Arlene Getz

 

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