Obama’s Tweet After Charlottesville Just Became The Most-liked Tweet Ever
Earlier today we reported that Barack Obama’s tweet sharing a message against racism was one of the most popular tweets ever. Well, on Tuesday night, Obama’s message became the most-liked in the history of Twitter.
The former president posted a tweet sharing a quote from Nelson Mandela that condemned racism just hours after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. turned violent.
The tweet is officially the most popular of all time, with more than 2.7 million likes, three days after it was posted.
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…” Obama wrote in the tweet.
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…" pic.twitter.com/InZ58zkoAm
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 13, 2017
The tweet beats out Ariana Grande’s message to fans after a deadly explosion at her concert in Manchester earlier this year.
The tweet is the seventh-most retweeted, still trailing Ellen DeGeneres’ famous Oscar selfie and a teenager who won free chicken nuggets from Wendy’s for having the most retweets ever, according to the Twitter tracking-site Favstar.