Sanders Gets Some of Most Twitter Engagement in GOP Debate
Sen. Bernie Sanders wasn’t at Tuesday’s Republican debate, but he dominated Twitter with his commentary.
Sanders most retweeted message addressed the anti-Muslim sentiment that is engulfing the United States.
Repeat after me: We must combat anti-Muslim bigotry and all forms of discrimination in our country and in our world. #GOPDebate
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) December 16, 2015
The Hill reports:
The account for Sanders, who has more than 1 million followers, live-tweeted the debate, with several tweets shared more than 4,000 times. Trump, who has 5.31 million followers, got nearly 3,000 shares for a tweet. Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, got more than 2,000 retweets for a message focused on gun control.
Sanders, who trails Clinton by 22 points in the RealClearPolitics index of national polls, has enjoyed a committed online following throughout his campaign and has repeatedly captured some of the most online enthusiam in the GOP debates.
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