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U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Senate Republicans about healthcare in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 27, 2017. Trump is flanked by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Senate Republicans about healthcare in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 27, 2017. Trump is flanked by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

THUNDER BAY – The ongoing Tweets and statements by President Donald Trump are generating trends on social media today. Comedian Stephen Colbert was interviewed by CNN’s Anderson Cooper on recent comments by the President. Colbert is stating that the “President wants to live in a fantasy world”.

Meanwhile, President Trump Tweeted last night that his campaign-style rally in New Hampshire broke the record for attendance previously held by Elton John.

President Trump’s Twitter has 63.2 million followers. Anderson Cooper reaches 10 million followers, and CNN reaches 42.6 million followers.

If you have ever wondered why President Trump takes to Twitter so much it is that it generates a lot of discussions. His attacks on “FakeNews” reach more people than some of the news he complains the most about.

Meanwhile, in Canada, the fallout from the Ethic’s Commissioner’s report that found Prime Minister Trudeau was in breach of the act continues to generate social media action.

Just to put some context into the Canadian power of Twitter, Prime Minister Trudeau has 4.5 million Twitter followers. By comparison, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has 159,000.

To add some local contrast, Thunder Bay-Superior North MP Patty Hajdu has 15,229 Facebook followers. Conservative candidate Frank Pullia has 4,840 Facebook friends, and 2.427 followers on his campaign page. Anna-Betty Achneepineskum the NDP candidate has 528 followers on her Facebook campaign page.