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Barack Obama trumps Donald Trump in Twitter Top 10 of 2017

Barack Obama trumps Donald Trump in Twitter Top 10 of 2017

Aside from the silly positivity of the chicken nuggets guy and LeBron James' infamous "U Bum" comment, numerous other top tweets centered support during tragedy.

While he did not make the most retweeted list, Trump took the top spot for the most tweeted about elected world leader.

Lebron James' now iconic "u Bum" tweet loudly subtweeting President Trump hit 660k retweets this year.

Obama's tweet saluting his 2008 presidential election opponent, Arizona Sen.

Obama's tweets, on "The 9 Most Retweeted Tweets of 2017", include one with a Nelson Mandela quote that says: "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion".

It came from fast food lover Carter Wilkerson, who, on a quest for a year's worth of free chicken nuggets, pleaded with the world to retweet: "HELP ME PLEASE". It also became the most liked tweet of all time.

Meanwhile, the band Linkin Park had the sixth-most retweeted tweet with a picture of lead singer Chester Bennington, who committed suicide on July 20. My last ask is the same as my first.

Wilkerson's post topped the list ahead of singer Ariana Grande's response to the terror attack following her concert at the MEN Arena in Manchester in May, in which the United States star said she was "broken".

A tweet in which the former president appealed to Americans to "believe in [their] ability to create change" was the fifth most-shared globally.

President Donald Trump, whose tweets make global news on a daily basis, did not make the list.

"In what's been a tough 12 months for many, this year's Top 10 United Kingdom retweets really show the difference people can make on Twitter, no matter whether you have just a handful of followers or many millions".

The top political activism hashtags also focused on Trump, with #resist and #ImpeachTrump occupying spots one and three on that top-10 list, while #MAGA and #TrumpTrain landed came in second and fourth, respectively.

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