The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2012
Trump denied being a climate change denier during the debate. Soon an old tweet from November 2012 that contradicted that claim started circulating very quickly in the Twittersphere. Twitter also released some interesting stats on the most-tweeted-about topics and moments of the debate.
Top 3 Tweeted Moments of the first US presidential debate: pic.twitter.com/35l5PhEw4y
— Twitter Government (@gov) September 27, 2016
A flash CNN poll after the debate said Hillary Clinton won by a 62% to 28% margin over Donald Trump.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 27, 2016
However, Trump won by another measurement that might be even more important to him in the long run: 62% of the conversation on Twitter during the debate was about him, while only 28% concerned his opponent.