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Donald Trump's disagreement with running mate Mike Pence on how to handle Syria was the most chatted about moment on Facebook and Twitter during the second presidential debate.
The debate, which culminated a devastating weekend for Trump, was the most tweeted debate ever, according to Twitter. Twitter said 17 million debate-related tweets were sent. It was also the most tweeted day of the 2016 election, with almost 30 million tweets sent.
Social media marketing platform Spredfast found that there were 5.78 million Twitter mentions around the terms debate, debate night and debate 2016 during the second presidential debate, compared to 5.77 million tweets around the first. (Twitter's numbers included tweets about Trump and Hillary Clinton.)
Trump was involved in 64 percent of all debate-related chatter, Twitter said. The most tweeted moments in order were Trump saying that he and Pence "disagree" about how to handle Syria. Trump was asked about the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo and about Syria.
"He [Pence] and I haven't spoken, and I disagree," Trump responded.
The Republican presidential candidate also said that "Syria is no longer Syria," and he was committed to defeating ISIS. Trump stated that ISIS was the primary "worry," and must be dealt with before getting involved in Syria.
During the vice presidential debates last week, Pence said "if Russia continues to be involved along with the Syrian forces, the United States of America should be prepared to use military force to strike the military targets of the Assad regime."
Twitter's other leading moments included Trump saying he was a gentleman and saying Clinton would be in jail if he were president.
Leading topics on Twitter were terrorism, foreign affairs, the economy, health care and guns. Spredfast found 57 percent of Trump supporters who were tweeting were men. About 49 percent of Clinton supporters on Twitter were women. It also found that Twitter conversations about the debate online were more negative than positive.
The top moment on Facebook also was Trump saying he and Pence "haven't spoken" regarding Syria. The next two most-talked-about moments were Trump's caustic response to Clinton that she would be in jail if he were in charge, as well as Trump saying "No, I'm a gentleman, Hillary. Go ahead," letting her go first on one of the prompts.
The most chatted about topics on Facebook were ISIS, the Trump tapes where he made lewd comments about assaulting women, taxes, government ethics, and health care.