Julián Castro’s Comment on Police Violence Was the Top-Tweeted Debate Moment

Joe Biden was the most-discussed Democratic presidential candidate Tuesday night

President Donald Trump was the most-tweeted-about U.S. politician overall Twitter

Julián Castro, who served as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under former President Barack Obama, provided the most-tweeted moment of the fourth Democratic presidential candidates’ debate Tuesday night.

The most-tweeted moments during the event were:

  1. Castro saying, “Police violence is also gun violence”
  2. Former Vice President Joe Biden criticizes President Donald Trump’s Syria policy
  3. Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) discusses women’s access to reproductive health care

The most-tweeted-about Democratic candidates Tuesday night were:

  1. Biden
  2. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.)
  3. Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.)
  4. Harris
  5. South Bend (Ind.) Mayor Pete Buttigieg
  6. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii)

And the most-tweeted-about U.S. politicians overall were:

  1. Trump
  2. Biden
  3. Warren
  4. Sanders
  5. Harris
  6. Buttigieg
david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.