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Obama dominated Twitter in 2017 with 3 of the most popular tweets -- and Trump had none

@BarackObama / TwitterThe former president’s message against racism has been popular.
  • Former President Barack Obama wrote three of the most retweeted posts on Twitter in 2017.
  • President Donald Trump, whose tweets make international news on a daily basis, did not make the list.
  • Trump is mentioned on the list, however, with LeBron James calling him out.

Twitter on Tuesday released a list of the most shared tweets of 2017, and it includes three tweets from former US President Barack Obama.

Though President Donald Trump’s Twitter account regularly makes international headlines and he has bragged about his “very powerful” social media reaching 100 million people, Obama has more followers and more retweets by far.

But while Obama’s response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, became the most liked tweet of all time, he lost out on first place to a relatively unknown tweeter’s attempt to get free nuggets for life from Wendy’s.

Though Trump did not personally make the list, LeBron James’ tweet calling Trump a “bum” after the president disinvited the NBA’s Steph Curry from the White House came in at No. 7.

Take a look at the full list below:



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