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Why Barack Obama’s Latest Tweet Became the Most-Liked in History

Yearning for Obama among his supporters has only grown since he left office; every post on social media, or public appearance by Michelle Obama, has been met with cries of “Come back!” But former president Obama’s viral tweet, that completed the Mandela passage, was tweeted at a time when Trump appeared not to be presidential.

It is the easiest thing in the world, as multiple late-night comedians have pointed out, to condemn Nazis; Trump, in three separate speeches, couldn't manage to pull it off. But Obama showed exactly how easy it could be.

Obama, with the most-liked tweet of all time, has beaten Twitter obsessed Trump , a fact the president is not likely to miss. Though neither of the Obamas have actively spoken out against any of Trump’s actions, their occasional public appearances—from Michelle continuing to promote fitness to Barack's occasional but pointed tweets—act as a counter-force to the ongoing D.C. chaos.

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

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