If Twitter is any gauge of the people of Vermont's opinions on Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, the presidential hopeful may not have the warm welcome he's hoping for during Thursday night's rally in Burlington. Trump will address an audience at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m. Eastern and announced the appearance with a Thursday morning tweet.
The candidate is leading the Republican pack, according to a Dec. 23 poll from CNN/ORC International. Trump has a full 39% of Republican primary voters' favor, according to the poll, and is trailed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who is polling at 18% and former neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who is polling at 10%. Yet despite that lead, 28% of republican primary voters responding to a Dec. 22 poll said they "would definitely not support" Trump.
Responding to Trump's tweet, many were quick to shut down the candidate's positivity about campaigning in Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders' home state. Sanders is the junior U.S. senator from Vermont.
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Of course, not everyone on Twitter responding to the news heckled Trump. Many showed support for the candidate by tweeting the real estate mogul's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again," pledged allegiance to the candidate or suggested that Trump's a shoo-in for the oval office.
Others still were quick to jump on another Tweet that surfaced on Thursday from Trump, which responded to a terror attempt on a police station in Paris. On Thursday, which marked the one-year anniversary of a deadly terror attack on French publication Charlie Hebdo, which took the lives of 12 victims, an unnamed man with a knife with a fake explosive device attached to this waist made an attempt to attack a police station, shouting "Allahu Akbar." The police shot and killed the man.
Reacting to the incident, Trump tweeted, "Man shot inside Paris police station. Just announced that terror threat is at highest level. Germany is a total mess-big crime. Get smart!" The tweet drew its fair share of fire, so much so that even those commenting on Thursday night's rally jumped on board.
Trump's stop in Burlington Thursday comes after a newsworthy rally on Monday night in Lowell, MA. Video captured supporters ripping up signs held by silent protesters, with the protesters' eventual removal from the event: