GOP candidates slam Obama on social media following State of the Union

Dems, GOP were unsurprisingly split along party lines in reaction to SOTU.

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Not a crowd to waste a campaign opportunity, the presidential field was busy on Twitter Tuesday night making their personal (or political) stance known on President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address.

Meanwhile, only two candidates were actually in attendance last night – Senators Marco Rubio and Bernie Sanders, according to CNN. That didn’t stop most candidates from tweeting through the duration of the speech. Unsurprisingly, the White House hopefuls' reactions were divided among party lines.

— Martin O'Malley (@MartinOMalley) January 13, 2016

Some Republican candidates seized on the chance to criticize Obama’s speech on TV or video posted to Twitter.

Bush did like the GOP response by Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley last night, though.

Tonight, President Obama once again proved that he is a politician, not a leader. Instead of talking about solutions, he...

Posted by Carly Fiorina on Tuesday, January 12, 2016

In the full statement on his website, Ohio Governor John Kasich touts his plan for the country, but also makes an effort to cut down the president.

"On-the-job training in this presidency has marched us down a trail of failure and left America weaker, divided, and adrift," his statement read.

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