Trump controls debate on Twitter
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTom Arnold claims to have unreleased 'tapes' of Trump Cohen distances himself from Tom Arnold, says they did not discuss Trump US military indefinitely suspends two training exercises with South Korea MORE controlled the Twitter conversation during Saturday night’s Republican presidential debate.

The real estate mogul is responsible for 40 percent of the conversation during the CBS debate from Greenville, S.C., according to data obtained from Twitter.

Jeb Bush accounted for 20 percent of the conversation, followed by Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzThe Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — Immigration drama grips Washington Senate Gang of Four to meet next week on immigration Live coverage: High drama as hardline immigration bill fails, compromise vote delayed MORE (R-Texas), at 14 percent, Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioRubio heckled by protestors outside immigration detention facility Bill to protect work licenses of student loan debtors is welcome development Political figures pay tribute to Charles Krauthammer MORE (R-Fla.), at 13 percent, former neurosurgeon Ben Carson, at 8 percent and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) at 5 percent.

Trump also gained the most Twitter followers of all presidential candidates, followed by Rubio, Kasich, Democratic contender Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHouse Judiciary Committee subpoenas FBI agent who sent anti-Trump texts Clapper: Trump was serious when he said he wants citizens to act like North Koreans do for Kim Hillary Clinton: Fundamental rights are 'under assault like never before' MORE (who wasn't part of the debate) and Cruz.

The top three moments on Twitter all centered around the social media-savvy Trump.

The most tweeted moment was Trump calling Bush "so weak on illegal immigration that it's laughable.” 

The next most-tweeted moment happened during the back and forth between Trump and Cruz over their conservative credentials.  “You are the single biggest liar,” Trump yelled at the Texas senator.

The third biggest moment was Trump’s criticism of the George W. Bush administration and 9/11 attacks. Jeb Bush defended his brother's record, saying he kept the U.S. safe.

But the billionaire fired back. "How did he keep us safe when the World Trade Center went down?" he said to boos from the audience.

This story was updated at 11:43 p.m.