PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The showdown between Sec. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump broke a record Sunday night with the second presidential debate becoming the most tweeted debate of all time — with more than 17 million debate-related Tweets sent.
The top three tweeted moments were when Trump said he disagrees with Pence in regards to Syria policy, Trump said he’s a gentleman and when Trump said Hillary Clinton would be in jail in his administration.
Clinton’s Twitter following grew by 25,000 during the 90-minute debate, while Trump added 16,000 new Twitter followers.
The most retweeted tweet came courtesy of Muslim professor Moustafa Bayoumi, who was responding to Trump’s comments that American Muslims should police each other.
It read: “I’m a Muslim, and I would like to report a crazy man threatening a woman on a stage in Missouri.”
I’m a Muslim, and I would like to report a crazy man threatening a woman on a stage in Missouri. #debate
— Moustafa Bayoumi (@BayoumiMoustafa) October 10, 2016
It’s been retweeted over 127,000 times.
The most-tweeted-about issues during the debate were terrorism, foreign affairs, and the economy. But the topic that received the most Twitter discussion was Trump’s treatment of women.