Obama trumps Trump in Twitter Top 10 of 2017

Posted Декабря 08, 2017

Former US President Barack Obama can lay claim to having had an impressive year on Twitter - even eclipsing his more-prolific successor in the Oval Office.

President Donald Trump prides himself on being able to communicate with the American people directly through his Twitter account, but when it comes to resonating on that platform, former President Barack Obama still had an edge in 2017.

Between hurricanes, white supremacists and politics, it was a pretty dark year for the most popular tweets on Twitter.

His post of their reply - asking for 18 million - has been retweeted more than 3.6 million times since.

What do a former USA president, LeBron James and a guy who really, really likes chicken nuggets have in common?

The former president, whose @BarackObama ranked as the third-most-followed Twitter account behind @katyperry and @justinbieber, posted the most popular tweet: almost 4.6 million likes for the Nelson Mandela quote, "No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion", with a picture of Obama greeting a diverse group of babies through a window.

Who didn't give a retweet in support for Carter Wilkerson, who tried his best to get free Wendy's chicken nuggets for a year?

The post is now the most retweeted in the social media site's history, and the food chain has agreed to award Wilkerson his nuggets. My last ask is the same as my first. The most tweeted activist hashtag was #Resist, as in resist Trump, followed by #MAGA for Trump's slogan Make America Great Again.

In what is the only video on the top 9 list, Sam Martin of the Detroit Lions sits with his dog as he promises to donate 6 lbs of dog food for every retweet to Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. No world leader was tweeted about more. You made me a better leader and a better man.

Ariana Grande's tweet after the Manchester Arena bombing in May was the fourth most retweeted globally. John McCain, who disclosed he has brain cancer in September, was the third most liked tweet of the year.