What the Presidential Candidates Are Tweeting About Children

After my February project assessing the 2016 presidential candidates’ records on child advocacy and victim/survivor advocacy, I was curious how much attention remaining presidential candidates are paying to children and children’s issues. So I turned to Twitter. I looked at all the tweets from the last month (since June 22) from four presidential candidates: Hillary Clinton (Democrat Party), Donald Trump (Republican Party), Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party), and Jill Stein (Green Party). I included only those individuals’ original tweets (including original tweets that featured memes, graphics, and videos). And I included any tweets that featured the following words: kid, child, children, infant, baby, girl, boy, young.

The following are the results. They are presented with no comment so you can draw your own conclusions.

Hillary Clinton










Donald Trump



Gary Johnson

No relevant tweets.

Jill Stein


Published by R.L. Stollar

R.L. Stollar is a child liberation theologian and an advocate for children and abuse survivors. The author of an upcoming book on child liberation theology, The Kingdom of Children, Ryan has an M.H.S. in Child Protection from Nova Southeastern University and an M.A. in Eastern Classics from St. John’s College.

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