Trump, Obama dominate Twitter year, but chicken nuggets prevail

Carter Wilkerson

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".

That tweet was followed by one from the Penn State Interfraternity Council pledging 15 cents for every time it was retweeted to help those affected by flooding in Houston as a result of Hurricane Harvey, which killed more than 70 people in Texas this summer.

A 16-year-old named Carter Wilkerson, @carterjwm, garnered 3.6 million retweets in his campaign for a year's supply of nuggets from Wendy's.

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".

It was also the second most-liked post on the social media platform. I'm asking you to believe-not in my ability to create change, but in yours. The 10th most retweeted tweet came from Twitter user Seth Joseph posted a suicide prevention hotline number in August.

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

The current occupant of the White House was, however, the most tweeted-about world leader though. The former president tweeted: "It's been the honor of my life to serve you. You made me a better leader and a better man", was another most popular tweets of 2017.

The top 10 most tweeted-about news outlets of the year are Fox News, CNN, New York Times, MSNBC, Washington Pist, The Hill, NBC news, ABC, Politico and AP.

President Donald Trump, whose tweets make worldwide news on a daily basis, did not make the list. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!

Also landing in the top-three most liked tweets of the year was Mr Obama's message of support for Senator John McCain, a onetime political rival Mr Obama defeated in the 2008 election, after the Arizona Republican was diagnosed with brain cancer.

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