Social media focuses on Trump in first debate

Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFormer Sen. Heller to run for Nevada governor Overnight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley becomes lightning rod on right MORE owned the social media conversation during Monday night’s presidential debate.

The Republican nominee was the subject of 79 percent of the debate conversation on Facebook, according to data from the social media platform.

Trump also controlled 62 percent of debate-related conversation on Twitter, which included both praise and criticism of the candidate.


Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPennsylvania GOP authorizes subpoenas in election probe We must mount an all-country response to help our Afghan allies Biden nominates ex-State Department official as Export-Import Bank leader MORE was the subject of the other 21 percent of the conversation on Facebook and 38 percent of tweets during the first general election debate of 2016 from Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

The most-discussed moment on both social media platforms happened when Trump proclaimed that his strongest asset is his temperament.  

“I have better judgment. I also have a much better temperament than she does, you know?” Trump said, slamming Clinton. He continued, claiming that she doesn’t have the “look” and “stamina” to be president.

“I think my strongest asset, maybe by far is my temperament. I have a winning temperament. I know how to win. She does not.”

“Woo, OK,” Clinton replied with a laugh.

This story was updated at 11:32 p.m.