Barack Obama Now Owns the Most-Liked Tweet in History

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We have bad news for Donald Trump:

According to a The Hollywood Gossip poll, most readers think he's a racist.

But now we have even worse news for Donald Trump, at least according to how he views the world and what he considers to be most important in life:

Barack Obama Waves

Barack Obama is more popular than the President on Twitter.

If it's any consolation to Trump (not that we're interested in consoling Trump at all), Obama is also more popular than anyone on Twitter. At least when it comes to one specific Tweet.

Following the deadly clash between neo-Nazi hate groups and protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, the man who preceded Trump in the Oval Office wrote the following:

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion...

This was part of a quote by Nelson Mandela and it accompanied a photo of Obama peering into a window and smiling at young kids from different backgrounds.

Most-Liked Tweet Ever

The message quickly earned over two million Likes by Tuesday afternoon...

... and on Wednesday a spokesperson from Twitter confirmed that it now ranks as the most-Liked single Tweet in the history of this platform.

("People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love. For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite," reads the rest of this Mandela quote, which Obama added to a follow-up Tweet.)

Obama's note and picture was shared prior to President Trump writing anything on social media.

Awhile after the violence broke out in Charlottesville, Trump posted a couple less meaningful and heartfelt messages on his account:

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As of this writing, Obama's Tweet has garnered nearly 2.8 million Likes.

It has bumped Ariana Grande to second place, as her emotional message to fans after the deadly Manchester bombing attack at her concert received 2,703,448 Likes.

The third most popular Tweet in history belongs to Ellen DeGeneres, whose famous Oscars selfie from 2014 chimes in with 2,418,912 Likes.

Take a look below at the updated Top 10:

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For the record, however, Obama’s above Tweet is only the fifth most retweeted tweet ever - trailing Grande, Louis Tomlinson, Ellen DeGeneres, and naturally, this beloved plea for Wendy's chicken nuggets.

On Tuesday, meanwhile, Trump addressed the Charlottesville incident in a widely-panned press conference.

He "both sides" for what happened and added:

"I have no doubt about it, and you don't have any doubt about it either. … You had some very bad people in that [White Supremacist] group, but you also had people that were very fine people on both sides."

His comments led to further outrage and protestors later held a vigil for Heather Heyer, the woman killed by a neo-Nazi on Saturday, outside Trump Tower on Tuesday night.

On a lighter note... here's glance at some of the most hilarious Tweets on the website Obama can now say he owns:

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