- Republican front-runner slammed the candidates throughout the evening
- At point he said: ”Can anyone imagine Chafee as president? No way’
- Also suggested the candidates were too ‘rehearsed and scripted’
- Trump did praise Bernie Sanders when he spoke about Clinton’s emails
- He gained 60,000 followers during the night, compared to Sanders’ 28,000
Wills Robinson For Dailymail.com
00:54 EST, 14 October 2015
00:59 EST, 14 October 2015
Donald Trump may not have been on stage for the Democratic debate.
But the Republican front-runner still tried to take the spotlight.
The billionaire business mogul live-debated the CNN showdown on Tuesday and for some, his performance was the best.
Many of his followers even suggested they were watching his social media feed instead of the ‘boring’ debate.
Donald Trump revealed early on he would be live-tweeting the Democratic debate. He said with pessimism that a ‘star’ might be born during the evening in Las Vegas
The billionaire businessman was not on stage, but he still tried to steal the spotlight by slamming the politicians’ policies and the lack of interests in the CNN showdown
He condemned the candidates’ performances, suggesting they were too ‘scripted and rehearsed’
Early on, he tweeted: ‘Can anyone imagine Chafee as president? No way.’ He was referring to the the former Rhode Island governor and senator who has failed to make a mark in the polls.
Early on, he tweeted ‘Can anyone imagine Chafee as president? No way.’
He was referring to the the former Rhode Island governor and senator who has failed to make a mark in the polls.
The former reality star also wrote: ‘O’Malley, as former Mayor of Baltimore, has very little chance.’
The Donald also said that two of the people ‘should not be on the stage’ and suggested the candidates’ performances was ‘scripted’.
However he did praise one of the candidates.
He wrote: ‘Good move Bernie. S,’ after the Vermont senator said Americans were ‘sick’ of hearing about Hillary Clinton’s emails.
The majority of his involvement on social media was retweeting others.
One person said: ‘Cannot stop yawning,’ prompting Trump to reply that ‘Twitter is more interesting’.
On Thursday, Trump revealed he would be hosting Saturday Night Live in November. He is pictured during his debut as host in 2004
However he did praise one of the candidates. He wrote: ‘Good move Bernie. S,’ after the Vermont senator said Americans were ‘sick’ of hearing about Hillary Clinton’s emails
He also suggested it would be an easy ride for the former First Lady and Secretary of State
The majority of his involvements were retweeting others. One person said: ‘Cannot stop yawning,’ prompting Trump to reply that ‘Twitter is more interesting’.
Later on in the evening, he confirmed that no star had come away from the rest of the pack
According to TIME magazine, analysis by Vocativ found Trump had added some 60,000 Twitter followers during the night.
Meanwhile Sanders gained 28,000 while Clinton attracted a mere 10,000.
On Thursday, a Fox News poll suggested Trump was virtually even with retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.
However he rated better than rival Jeb Bush in one key question. When asked to rank candidates whom they would ‘never’ vote for, Bush came in at 22 percent.
Trump, the previous leader on that question at 59 percent as recently as early June, has fallen to 18 percent in that category.
On Tuesday, it was also revealed that Trump would be hosting Saturday Night Live in November.
Analysis by Vocativ found Trump had added some 60,000 Twitter followers during the night – more than any other of the Democratic candidates
Trump slammed one of the policies discussed, suggesting veterans were not getting enough attention
The Democratic candidates (from left to right) Jim Webb, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley and Lincoln Chafee