Obama’s Response To Clint Eastwood Was The Most RT’d Tweet Of RNC

President Obama’s response to Clint Eastwood’s speech to an empty chair was the most re-tweeted tweet of the Republican convention, according to a Twitter spokesperson. 

More than 51,000 people re-tweeted it, as of Sunday. Obama was presumed to be sitting in the empty chair during Eastwood’s prime time speech, which the crowd ate up but which received negative reviews in the press.

Twitter’s spokesperson noted that it was Obama’s second most re-tweeted tweet of all time, after his tweet from months ago declaring that he supports same sex marriage.


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