Barack Obama beats Donald Trump in most popular tweets of 2017

Obama wants more women in power because 'men seem to be having some problems'

All of the political and humanitarian tweets, though, were outperformed on the social media platform by one man's appeal for free chicken nuggets.

The former Sunderland striker 's Tweet "sleep tight little one" tribute to the six-year-old from Blackhall when he died of cancer was the third most retweeted post of the year in the UK.

Who didn't give a retweet in support for Carter Wilkerson, who tried his best to get free Wendy's chicken nuggets for a year?

By contrast, Mr Trump did not have a tweet that was one of the top-ten most retweeted or liked of the year despite the volume of Twitter messages he issues, often in early-morning bursts, denouncing rivals or weighing in on policy issues and current events. They all made the biggest splash on Twitter this year. My last ask is the same as my first.


Twitter may be the preferred social media platform of President Donald Trump, but his 2017 tweets are nowhere to be found among the platform's most popular posts of the year. "I'm asking you to believe - not in my ability to create change, but in yours", which he tweeted on January 10. That post was retweeted more than 1.1 million times. In the other, ranked eighth and posted the morning of Inauguration Day, he said: "It's been the honor of my life to serve you". Obama took three of the top 10 spots on the list.

Ariana Grande's tweet after the Manchester Arena bombing in May was the fourth most retweeted globally. "You made me a better leader and a better man", was another most popular tweets of 2017.

National Basketball Association superstar LeBron James's tweet, in which he called Trump a "bum" and added that "going to White House was a great honor until you showed up", was the seventh most retweeted post of 2017. No world leader was tweeted about more. They include two from Obama thanking his supporters during his final days in the White House, and basketball star LeBron James calling Trump a "bum" in defense of Golden State Warriors' star Stephen Curry, who said his NBA championship team would not take part in the ceremonial visit to White House this season. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!

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