It was the tweet heard ‘round the world. Former President Obama quoted Nelson Mandela on Twitter Sunday in response to the violence in Charlottesville and in just a few days time, it became the most popular tweet on the social media platform in its history, amassing nearly four million likes (and counting).
His follow up tweets finishing the quote were liked by millions, but nowhere close to the first:
So, there’s another one for the history books involving America’s first black president. Obama’s initial tweet can now claim more likes than Ariana Grande’s tweet after the Islamic suicide bombing in Manchester, which garnered 2.7 million likes, and Ellen DeGeneres’s famous selfie tweet from the 2014 Oscars with 2.42 million likes.
As SkyNews reported, “Mr. Obama also dominates the other top 10 tweets. His post calling John McCain an ‘American hero’ after the US senator was diagnosed with cancer, and his first tweet since leaving the White House saying he would soon ‘get back to work’ are the fourth and fifth most-liked on Twitter.”
The Left loves when a president tweets, so long as it’s not Donald Trump.