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A 4-Year-Old Tweet Roars Back to Life, Becomes Debate Night’s Most Retweeted Message

Sep 27, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Monday’s showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was, as expected, the most tweeted-about debate in history, The Los Angeles Times reports, citing Twitter itself.

“Millions of people tweeted on the debate, with the top topics focused on the economy, foreign affairs, energy and environment, terrorism and guns,” The Times reports. “According to Twitter, the tweet that was retweeted the most during the debate was a 2012 missive from Trump saying China created the concept of global warming to steal American manufacturing.”

The tweet from Trump, dated Nov. 6, 2012, reads in full: “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”

The Times notes: “When Clinton accused Trump of calling climate change a hoax invented by the Chinese, he responded, ‘I did not say that.’ But Trump’s tweet was still online, and the retweets began to spike.”


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