Twitter releases its most trending topics, people and tweets for 2017

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Three tweets by the former United States leader made it onto Twitter's Top 10 list of retweeted messages for this year but there were none from Trump despite his prolific use of the platform.

At least Trump may find comfort in the fact that no other world leader was tweeted about more than him.

One Trump-related Tweet did make the list: National Basketball Association star LeBron James's "U bum" riposte to Trump's tweet that he had withdrawn Stephen Curry's invitation to the White House.

Overall, 17 of the 30 most liked tweets in the social network's history belong to the former President.

As 2017 comes to a close, Twitter has revealed its end-of-the-year statistics including its most retweeted and liked posts of the year. "You made me a better leader and a better man", receiving more than 1.6 million likes and more than 600,000 retweets.

US President Donald Trump is perhaps the world's most famous Twitter user, but the most popular post of 2017 was from Barack Obama.

Ten days later when Trump took office, Obama tweeted, "It's been the honor of my life to serve you".

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James immediately hit back at the president in a tweet that drew immediate praise and more than 661,000 retweets.

While the tweet was "only" retweeted more than 3 million times, Wendy's came through with free chicken nuggets anyway. "Consider it done", was the 16-year-old's confident response. They made the biggest splash on Twitter this year.

Curry, like other prominent players on the team, said that he didn't want to visit Trump in the White House. "U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going!", James wrote on Sep. 23. It got 631,000 retweets and 1.6 million likes. "Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!" Obama pleaded for reconciliation in racially-divided America; his message was liked by more than 4.5 million people and shared by some 1.7 million. It was the sixth-most-retweeted tweet of the year. As President Trump is learning, exploring Twitter's outer limits can only take you so far.

Ranking 9th was another donation tweet, this time from the Detroit Lions' Sam Martin who also asked for retweets to help with hurricane relief in Houston.

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