Obama tweet becomes most ‘liked’ in Twitter’s history 

Dhaka,  Sun,  24 September 2017
Published : 16 Aug 2017, 20:08:33

Obama tweet becomes most ‘liked’ in Twitter’s history 

Obama tweet becomes most ‘liked’ in Twitter’s history 

Former President Barack Obama has made history again, it appears, according to a report by http://www.marketwatch.com. 

This time his mark has been made in the Twitter universe, on the back of a message and photo that he posted Sunday in response to the weekend’s violent and racially charged protests in Charlottesville, Va.

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion,” was Obama’s message, partially quoting remarks from former South African President and activist Nelson Mandela’s 1994 biography “Long Walk to Freedom.” It is accompanied by a picture of him greeting a diverse group of children at a day-care center’s window.

Twitter Inc declared the tweet the most liked in history at 10:07 p.m. Eastern, according to a Twitter spokeswoman.

Previously, as MarketWatch’s Need to Know column reported, the most liked tweet in Twitter’s history was from pop star Ariana Grande with more than 2.7 million likes.

Tweeter told MarketWatch that the Tweet is also currently the 5th most retweeted message ever. 

A Tuesday evening news conference in an elevator lobby at Trump Tower in Manhattan, intended to discuss Trump’s plans to ramp up infrastructure spending, devolved into a combative tête-à-tête between Trump and reporters, where the 45th president doubled down on weekend remarks placing blame on “both sides” for violence at a white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville that left one woman dead. “There is blame on both sides, and I have no doubt about it,” Trump said Tuesday. 

“You had a group on one side that was bad and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent, and nobody wants to say that, but I’ll say it right now,” he said, adding that there were also in attendance “very fine people, on both sides.” 

Trump’s remarks on Tuesday, and his apparent failure to denounce white nationalism during a Saturday speech, has drawn a swift rebuke from members of his Republican Party and from Democrats and others, and has led to a number of CEOs quitting a White House advisory council.
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