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Barack Obama's Response To Charlottesville Most Liked Tweet, Ever

Barack Obama's Response To Charlottesville Most Liked Tweet, Ever

Alongside the tweet was an image of Obama looking into a window at an ethnically diverse group of children.

Former President Obama's tweet in the wake of the violent clashes at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., is one of the most popular tweets of all time. The quote comes from Nelson Mandela's autobiography "Long Walk to Freedom".

He started writing the book at 56 years of age in 1974. The tweet is now the fifth most retweeted as well, according to Favstar, a website that tracks Twitter metrics.

US President Donald Trump has come under fire over the last couple of days, firstly over what many people thought wasn't a strong enough response to White Supremacists and Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville. Many pointed out the difference between the two Presidents and said that they missed "thoughtful, cogent thoughts from an intelligent person" in the WH.

On Monday, Obama's tweet surpassed talk show host Ellen DeGeneres' 2014 Oscars selfie tweet, which stands at number 3 with 2.4 million likes. Many were outraged at his speech, claiming that blaming "many sides" was a way of refusing to out-rightly denounce Neo-Nazism and white supremacy, while others believed he should have outright condemned the individual groups in attendance.

The previous most liked tweet was pop singer Ariana Grande's post after the terror attack at her concert in Manchester, England.

Many on social media pointed out the difference in tone between United States presidents 44 and 45. Each post has received over one million likes and hundreds of thousands of re-tweets.

The violence in Charlottesville, which led to one person being killed, has caused a storm of controversy for the Trump administration.

He claimed there were "some very bad people" among the protesters, adding: "You also had people that were very fine people, on both sides". The president has since gone on to condemn racism in America. Also refused to answer a question about white nationalists supporting him.


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