While 2020 presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson was widely considered a non-serious candidate going into the DNC’s second round of debates on Tuesday, the self-help author quickly set herself apart from the rest of the Democrats on stage and received huge applause lines for her commentary on issues ranging from “dark psychic forces,” to slavery reparations.
After these viral moments, Williamson’s name shot to the top of Google’s search trends — topping overall searches when compared to the other candidates in the debate. Williamson’s big moments of the night ended up being the main aspect of the debate discussed on Twitter, as her name became the #1 trend in the U.S. more than once throughout the event. Williamson’s two biggest applause lines came during her commentary on race.
Williamson legit outshining most of the candidates on that stage
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) July 31, 2019
People are gonna think that I’m trolling but compared to what else is up on this stage I think Marianne Williamson is actually winning this thing. This is amazing. No question she seems to be drawing the biggest applause of the night.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 31, 2019
Jesus Christ, is Marianne Williamson going to win this debate?
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) July 31, 2019
ok that marianne just made the most compelling case for reparations on the entire stage is huge
— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) July 31, 2019
If Marianne Williamson replaced all references to “dark energy” with “unfettered oligarchy” her political analysis would be damn near perfect
— Natalie Shure (@nataliesurely) July 31, 2019