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See how Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Jeb Bush fared on Twitter after announcing their plans to run for president

By Minda Smiley | Reporter

June 19, 2015 | 3 min read

Businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump caused quite a stir on Twitter earlier this week when he announced his plans to run for president in 2016.

According to social media management firm Spredfast, 597,024 tweets went out regarding his candidacy during the 24 hours following his announcement.

The hashtags ‘#website’ and ‘#web developer’ were highly associated with Trump’s speech after he stated that it takes only $3 to have a website made.

Source: Spredfast

When Hillary Clinton officially announced her presidential candidacy on 12 April, there were 615,254 tweets regarding her YouTube campaign launch.

Jeb Bush was far behind the two. When he confirmed his plans to run for president on Monday 15 June, 164,419 tweets were sent.

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The anti-Bush hashtags ‘#nomorebushes’ and ‘#uniteblue’ were popular on the day of Jeb Bush’s announcement.

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