Barack Obama eclipses Donald Trump in most popular tweets of 2017

  • Barack Obama eclipses Donald Trump in most popular tweets of 2017

Barack Obama eclipses Donald Trump in most popular tweets of 2017

He also came in No. 1 for top tweeted United States elected officials, with Vice President Mike Pence, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Obama taking second, third and fourth, respectivley.

US President Donald Trump, whose posts on the site have become a key part of his communication strategy, hasn't even made the top 10 most retweeted or liked tweets this year. They all made the biggest splash on Twitter this year. The Charlottesville tweet came in at No. 2, with 1.7 million retweets.

The most tweeted activist hashtag was #Resist, as in resist Trump, followed by #MAGA for Trump's slogan Make America Great Again.

Obamas most "liked" post was in response to the Charlottesville white supremacist marches a few months, and includes a picture of him interacting with a group of kids of different races.

Wilkerson's tweet - "HELP ME PLEASE".

Click through the slideshow to see the list of most-retweeted tweets of the year...

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Obama - who has 97.6 million followers to Trump's 44.1 million - also was responsible for two out of the top three most liked tweets.

Obama's most liked photo had more than four million.

Following that trend, Twitter looked back at some of the most popular tweets of the year.

Ariana Grande's tweet after the Manchester Arena bombing in May was the fourth most retweeted globally.

Curry, and others on the team, said that he didn't want to visit Trump in the White House.

While he didn't make the most retweeted or liked lists, he has bragging rights as the most tweeted-about elected world leader.