Other than the Russians, President Donald Trump owes Twitter a massive amount of gratitude as his use of the social media giant can be credited with winning him the 2016 presidential election.
People love the fact that the president can directly reach the people via Twitter. Many also love the fact he makes boneheaded moves like tweeting evidence he committed obstruction of justice.
Despite his major love for Twitter, Twitter doesn’t quite love him back as much.
Twitter posted a list of the nine most retweeted tweets for the year. Despite Trump’s constant use of Twitter, he did not make the list whatsoever. However, Trump’s arch nemesis President Barack Obama did, and he did so three times.
Several of Trump’s tweets throughout the past have been dedicated to criticizing Obama; however, Obama’s have very rarely mentioned Trump by name – especially as of late.
With 1.7 million retweets, this tweet from Obama was a Nelson Mandela quote. He wrote:
‘”No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…”‘
At 870,000 retweets, the second Obama tweet was an inspiring one that motivated us all to do better.
‘Thank you for everything. My last ask is the same as my first. I’m asking you to believe-not in my ability to create change, but in yours.’
The last tweet to make the list was retweeted 630,000 times and came from Obama on the day Trump was inaugurated. It’s sobering to think we went from such a great president to such a toilet bowl of a president.
‘It’s been the honor of my life to serve you. You made me a better leader and a better man.’
Though not retweeted near as much, Obama continued the message saying:
‘I won’t stop; I’ll be right there with you as a citizen, inspired by your voices of trust and justice, good humor, and love.
‘As we look forward, I want our first steps to reflect what matters most to you. Share your thoughts with me at Obama.org.
‘I’m still asking you to believe – not in my ability to bring about change, but in yours. I believe in change because I believe in you.’
Why can’t we have this man back in the White House? Yes, it would be unconstitutional, but Trump has already broken so many rules. What’s one more for the good of America?
Also on the list were tweets from Wendy’s, Penn State IFC, Ariana Grande, Linkin Park, Lebron James, and Sam Martin with the Detroit Lions.
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