Trump Dominates Social Media During No-Show Debate

Donald Trump skipped the Republican primary debate Thursday night but he still managed to dominate the social media world, NBC News reported. 

He trounced the other top contenders — Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson and Jeb Bush — in terms of Google search rankings and a net gain in Twitter followers.

As the debate kicked off at 9 p.m. ET, Trump soared on Google's ranking. The real estate mogul also gained more than 10,750 new followers during the seventh Republican showdown.

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