Twitter Reveals the Most-Tweeted Moments from #GOPDebate


It should come as no surprise that Donald Trump was the most-mentioned presidential candidate on Twitter during last night’s primetime GOP debate on Fox News (he was also the most-searched on Google in all 50 states). But according to Twitter’s analysis, the most-tweeted moment of the debate had nothing to do with Trump.

Yes, Trump led the discussion on Twitter, followed by Ben Carson:

But the most-tweeted moment was actually the showdown between Chris Christie and Rand Paul over government surveillance:

Of course, the next two moments on that list both revolved around Trump:

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Also of note, the most-retweeted comment of the night from a presidential candidate came not from one of the 10 Republicans on the stage, but rather from Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, who was live-tweeting the event along with his staff.

Sanders’ final assessment of the GOP debate has now been retweeted more than 22,000 times:

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