And the commander in tweets award goes to... *drum roll*... none other than Obama!
Trump may use Twitter more often, but Obama uses it more wisely
Even though Barack Obama has been out of the White House for almost a year, he's still reigning as the commander in chief of tweets. He has the "most liked" Twitter posts of 2017 while President Donald Trump doesn't even make the list. Furthermore, according to lists released by Twitter on Tuesday, the 44th President of the United States had the most liked tweet in 2017. He also had three of the top nine most retweeted tweets . His successor, even though he's considered to be a Twitter maven, didn't crack this list either.
Here's a sneak peek at Twitter's most liked posts and most retweeted posts of 2017!
1. Carter Wilkerson - a man from Nevada - who begged people to retweet him to achieve Wendy's challenge of 18 million retweets for a year's worth of free nuggets - featured first - making Wendy's give him free nuggets for his effort.
HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS pic.twitter.com/4SrfHmEMo3— Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm) April 6, 2017
2. Stepping up second was Obama quoting Nelson Mandela and receiving 1.7 million retweets!
"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
His most liked tweet of 2017 which was critical of the North Korean president Kim Jong-un, got 617,132 likes last month. While Trump's most retweeted tweet, a video edited to look like he was beating up 'CNN', got 363,477 retweets, Obama's most retweeted tweet was shared more than 1.7million times.
Most liked tweets of the year was by none other than Barack Obama.
3. Obama issued this tweet that featured third in the most retweeted tweets- after learning that his former rival for the White House, Sen. John McCain, had been diagnosed with a highly malignant form of brain cancer.
John McCain is an American hero & one of the bravest fighters I've ever known. Cancer doesn't know what it's up against. Give it hell, John.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 20, 2017
4. Obama's humorous acknowledgment of Joe Biden's meme of his own to mark his VP's birthday last month - took the 4th place for the most liked tweet.
ME: Joe, about halfway through the speech, I’m gonna wish you a happy birth--
BIDEN: IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!
Happy birthday to @JoeBiden, my brother and the best vice president anybody could have. pic.twitter.com/sKbXjNiEjH
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 20, 2017
5) Obama started tweeting soon after he left office - but through his personal account. Twitter uses couldn't have been more overjoyed by his reappearance and gave his post enough reposts to have it featured as the 5th most liked tweet in 2017!
Hi everybody! Back to the original handle. Is this thing still on? Michelle and I are off on a quick vacation, then we’ll get back to work.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 20, 2017
6. Obama's thank you note to the American people asking them to continue believing in his "change" campaign mantra won him the most liked (5th place) and most retweeted tweet (6th place)
Thank you for everything. My last ask is the same as my first. I'm asking you to believe—not in my ability to create change, but in yours.— President Obama (@POTUS44) January 11, 2017
7. Obama and Michelle's genuine sympathies for victims in Vegas as extended by the former president through his Twitter handle resonated with enough people for 404,216 to retweets and 1,717,933 to hit "like."
Michelle & I are praying for the victims in Las Vegas. Our thoughts are with their families & everyone enduring another senseless tragedy.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 2, 2017
8. This was one of the last tweets Obama posted on his official presidential Twitter account on the President Trump's inauguration. It melted hearts and made people shed some tears. No wonder this tweet also featured 8th in the list of most liked tweets of this year.
It's been the honor of my life to serve you. You made me a better leader and a better man.— President Obama (@POTUS44) January 20, 2017
I won't stop; I'll be right there with you as a citizen, inspired by your voices of truth and justice, good humor, and love.— President Obama (@POTUS44) January 20, 2017
9. Another tweet by Obama extending his sympathies to the Spanish after a terror attack won helped many hold on to faith that everything will become better.
Michelle and I are thinking of the victims and their families in Barcelona. Americans will always stand with our Spanish friends. Un abrazo.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 17, 2017
10. Is it a coincidence - the fact that 10th most retweeted tweet and the 1st were by Obama and offered a quote by Nelson Mandela?
"People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love..."— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 13, 2017
However, Trump supporters should not lose heart because even though Trump did not feature in either of the lists — he took the first place for the most tweeted about elected world leader! Better luck next time!