UCP leader Jason Kenney tweet backfires as BetterOffWithRachel trends - 2019-03-04
Alberta opposition United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney tweeted that query on Friday, following up with, "For so many Alberta families the answer is clearly 'no'. We can't afford not to take bold action to bring jobs and investment back to Alberta."
The tweet prompted more than 600 replies as of Monday morning. Instead of agreements and vitriol, the overwhelming response was from people saying they were, in fact, better off — which led to the Canada-wide top trending hashtag #BetterOffWithRachel.
Of course, many responses came from fellow politicians and politically-minded Albertans. But with an estimated 4,700 tweets sent in the last day as of Monday morning, according to Trendsmap, there were also comments from regular citizens.