Trump dominates Facebook and the Twittersphere, Ben Carson second

Carson was disappointed he did not have more opportunity to spread his message during Thursday night’s presidential debate, the first of the series.


Though no one clear victor rose above the rest, Ben Carson, a little-known retired neurosurgeon who entered politics only a couple of years ago, made quite a mark on viewers.

Trump, Carson, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio and 6 different Republicans squared off in Cleveland within the first main debate for the gang looking for the celebration’s nomination within the November 2016 election.

From revamping a picture and fundraising to attracting youthful voters, social media have performed an enormous position in earlier presidential campaigns and analysts do not anticipate that momentum to decelerate this yr.

Today, Trump touted the buzz generated by the televised event. A Twitter spokesperson reported that of all the conversation about the debate on Twitter on Thursday night, Trump mentions constituted 30.38%. Bush, who ranked second in a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, placed seventh in Twitter mentions.

Facebook, which co-hosted the debate, said Friday that about 7.5 million people took to the social media website to discuss the GOP debate, generating more than 20 million posts, comments and “likes”.

Carson said his plan to stand out includes just “being myself and not being a politician and not screaming and yelling and trying to get attention”. “What other people are doing doesn’t necessarily impact our strategy”, he said.

Trump was also the most-talked about candidate on Twitter and the exchange between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and U.S. Sen.

The heated back-and-forth included Paul declaring Christie was so close to Democratic President Barack Obama he gave him a “big hug”. Christie was photographed with the president after superstorm Sandy hit his state in 2012.

Asked by Fox’s Megyn Kelly about calling women he dislikes “pigs”, “dogs” and “slobs”, Trump said he did not “have time for total political correctness”.

Twitter said tweets about last night’s GOP debates were viewed more than 1.1 billion times on Twitter and across the Web.

“It’s an inherently unfair format, but you have to expect that when you go into a debate”, Carson told Gibson.

“When I take someone to the operating room, I’m actually operating on the thing that makes them who they are”.


“When I finally got some questions, it went well”, Carson said.

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