Commander in tweet! Barack Obama has most liked Twitter post of 2017 - while President Trump doesn't even make the list
- President Obama had the most liked tweet of the year?
- The post was in response to the Charlottesville white supremacist marches and shows him interacting with a group of children of different races?
- He also had three of the top nine most retweeted tweets?
- Trump didn't make the list in either category?
While Barack Obama has been out of the White House for a little less than a year, he's still commander in chief of the tweet.?
According to lists released by Twitter?on Tuesday, the 44th President of the United States had the most liked tweet in 2017.?
His most 'liked' post was in response to the Charlottesville white supremacist marches this summer, and includes a picture of him interacting with a group of kids of different races.?
It includes a Nelson Mandela quote white reads: 'No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion.'
Obama also had three of the top 9 most retweeted tweets of 2017, while his successor didn't crack either list.?
In fact, social media maven Trump didn't even come close.?
Former President Obama (left) had the most liked tweet of 2017 - and three of the most retweeted - while his successor (right) didn't even make either list?
His most liked tweet of 2017 was a diss of North Korean president Kim Jong-un, which got 617,132 likes last month. Obama's most liked photo had more than 4million. Trump's most retweeted tweet, a video edited to look like he was beating up 'CNN', got 363,477 retweets, while Obama's most retweeted tweet was shared more than 1.7million times.?
Twitter released only three of the most liked tweets of 2017 and nine of the most retweeted, but DailyMail.com researched this year's tweets to make a full list of the top 10 in each category.
All but one of the most liked tweets of the year were authored by former President Obama.?
There was more diversity on the most retweeted list.?
MOST LIKED TWEETS OF 2017?
1. Former President Barack Obama issued this tweet in response to the violent clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia in August.?
2. This was singer Ariana Grande's first tweet after the bombing at her concert in Manchester in May. She later held a benefit to raise money for the injured survivors and victims' families.?
3. Obama issued this tweet after learning that his former rival for the White House, Sen. John McCain, had been diagnosed with a highly-malignant form of brain cancer.?
4. Obama got a laugh when he made a Joe Biden meme of his own to mark his VP's birthday last month.
5. Shortly after leaving office, Obama started tweeting from his personal account again, instead of the official account reserved for the sitting president. Twitter users were happy to see him back on social media.?
6. A little more than a week before President Trump's inauguration, Obama issued a thank you to the American people - calling on them to continue to believe in 'change' - his campaign mantra.?
7. Obama and his wife Michelle tweeted their sympathies to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting in another highly 'liked' tweet from 2017.
8. This tweet was issued on President Trump's inauguration. It was one of the last tweets President Obama tweeted on the official presidential twitter account.?
9. Former President Obama tweeted his sympathies to the Spanish people after a terror attack on the city in August carried out by Islamists.?
10. This tweet, like the first on this list, was part of a series of tweets issued after the Charlottesville white supremacist marches in August.?
MOST RETWEETED TWEETS OF 2017?
1. The most retweeted tweet of 2017 was by Nevada man Carter Wilkerson, who begged people to retweet him so that he could get a year's worth of free chicken nuggets from Wendy's. He fell short of the 18 million bar set by the fast-food chain, but Wendy's gave Wilkerson the nuggets anyway for the effort.
2. Former President Obama's most liked tweet of 2017 was also one of the most retweeted.?
3. Many of the most retweeted tweets of the year were for charity efforts. This one, from the Penn State University Intra-Fraternity Council, pledged to donate 15 cents to Houston flood relief for every retweet.?
4. Ariana Grande's tweet after the Manchester bombing was one of the most liked AND most retweeted tweets of the year.?
5. One of President Obama's last tweets in office made both the most liked and most retweeted lists.?
6. In July, Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington committed suicide. The band released this image of the singer on their Twitter page the day of his death, and grieving fans retweeted the image more than 750,000 times.?
7. LeBron James called President Trump a 'bum' after he disinvited basketball rival Steph Curry to the White House. Curry had expressed reservations about attending the traditional White House ceremony marking the winner of the NBA Finals.Curry's Golden State Warriors beat James' Cleveland Cavaliers in the championships last year
8. Former President Obama makes the list of most retweeted tweets of the year with this one, issued on his last day in office.?
9. Detroit Lions punter Sam Martin pledged to donate 6lbs of dog food to Houston flood victims for every retweet he got back in August.?
10. The 10th most retweeted tweet of 2017 was for suicide awareness.?
The number one retweeted tweet came from Carter Wilkerson, the Nevada man who begged people to retweet him so that he could get a year's worth of free chicken nuggets from Wendy's.?
He fell short of the 18 million bar set by the fast-food chain, but Wendy's gave Wilkerson the nuggets anyway for the effort.
Coming in second with 1.7 million retweets was Obama, with his most liked tweet.?
Cleveland Cavaliers star James landed at the seventh spot, with a tweet that criticized President Trump over his decision to rescind Steph Curry's invitation to the White House to celebrate the Golden State Warrior's NBA championship.
Curry, and others on the team, said that he didn't want to visit Trump in the White House.
While he did not make the most retweeted list, Trump took the top spot for the most tweeted about elected world leader. He came in number one for top tweeted U.S. elected officials, with Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan taking second and third, respectively.?
PRESIDENT TRUMP'S MOST LIKED AND RETWEETED TWEETS OF 2017?
1. President Trump's response to a dig from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was both his most liked and most retweeted tweet this year. ?
2. In July, President Trump tweeted an old clip from his WWE days, that had been edited to show a 'CNN' as his 'victim'. This was just days after three CNN journalists resigned in the wake of a Russia report that had to be retracted.
3. Barack Obama's most liked tweet was in response to the Charlottesville white supremacist protests. President Trump weighed in on the clashes himself, but got more than four million less likes. Still, it was his third most liked tweet of the year.
4. President Trump's reaction to the deadly Las Vegas shooting in October was his fourth most liked tweet of the year. Fifty-eight people were killed and hundreds injured when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on a music festival off the Las Vegas strip, before committing suicide.?
5. Filling out the top 5 most liked Trump tweets of 2017 is this post from Inauguration day, showing the newly sworn-in president dancing with his first lady, Melania, at a ball in Washington, DC.
1. President Trump's July tweet bashing CNN was his most retweeted tweet of the year. But at the rate the president tweets, it might not hold that position by New Year's Eve.?
2. Many have bashed the president for responding to criticisms from Kim Jong-un, and for escalating tensions between the U.S. and the hermit country.?
3. In May, President Trump made a typo in one of his early morning tweets blasting the press. He later deleted ?the infamous 'covfefe' tweet, but not before it could be retweeted more than 127,000 times.?
4 and 5. Filling out the bottom of the top 5 most retweeted Trump tweets of 2017 is a series he wrote about the mass arrests of Saudi princes last month. President Trump's tweet saying he had 'great confidence' in King Salman was his fifth most retweeted tweet of the year. The followup tweet, saying that the arrested princes had been 'milking' their country was the fourth most retweeted of his tweets in the last 12 months.
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