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Donald Trump may be more smoke than fire, but there certainly is a lot of smoke.

In the 24-hour period leading up to and following Trump’s announcement that he is running for president, 3.4 million American Facebook users generated 6.4 million interactions on the social network related to the real estate mogul, according to the company.

Interactions include likes, posts, comments and shares. The data was collected only for U.S. users 18 and older.

West Virginia topped the list of states chattering about Trump, followed by Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Alabama and New York.

Trump is the most buzzed-about Republican candidate on Facebook so far. Sen. Ted Cruz generated 5.5 million interactions in the 24-hour period surrounding his announcement, while Jeb Bush garnered only 849,000 interactions, the company said.

Hillary Clinton leads the list of candidates across parties, with 4.7 million people generating 10.1 million interactions on Facebook surrounding her announcement. Clinton is far and away the leader among Democratic candidates, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders with 1.2 million interactions.

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