More than any previous election, the 2016 Presidential campaign has been waged on social media. Both candidates have made big news via campaign tweets. And pivotal shifts in the roller coaster campaign have emerged first on social platforms.
Here are 12 of the most retweeted tweets that, for better and for worse, have defined the 2016 Presidential race.
FBI director said Crooked Hillary compromised our national security. No charges. Wow! #RiggedSystem— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2016
Trump: “I alone can fix this.”— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) July 22, 2016
Is this guy running for president or dictator? #RNCwithBernie
The media is spending more time doing a forensic analysis of Melania's speech than the FBI spent on Hillary's emails.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 20, 2016
Mexico will pay for the wall!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2016
Delete your account. https://t.co/Oa92sncRQY— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 9, 2016
How long did it take your staff of 823 people to think that up--and where are your 33,000 emails that you deleted? https://t.co/gECLNtQizQ— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2016
September 27, 2016
Donald Trump called her "Miss Piggy" and "Miss Housekeeping."
As the grandfather of two precious girls, I find that no apology can excuse away Donald Trump's reprehensible comments degrading women.— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) October 7, 2016
Here is my statement. pic.twitter.com/WAZiGoQqMQ— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2016
The media and establishment want me out of the race so badly - I WILL NEVER DROP OUT OF THE RACE, WILL NEVER LET MY SUPPORTERS DOWN! #MAGA— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2016
"Nobody respects women more than me." —Donald Trump earlier tonight
"Such a nasty woman." —Donald Trump just now #DebateNight— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 20, 2016