Barack Obama trumps Donald Trump in Twitter Top 10 of 2017

Calvin Saunders
December 8, 2017

Trump was, however, the elected leader most tweeted about, Twitter said.

A tweet by Carter Wilkerson "Help me please. a man needs his nuggs" which was retweeted 3.6 million times was the most retweeted tweet of this year, according to a data compiled by Twitter.

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. My last ask is the same as my first.

Twitter UK managing director Dara Nasr said: "The UK's biggest retweets of the year are a great way to look back on some of our more notable tweets, and what a collection we have from poignant moments, acts of unbelievable charity and the usual dose of comedy". I'm asking you to believe-not in my ability to create change, but in yours. It was also the second-most retweeted.

Ariana Grande's tweet after the tragic Manchester Bombing at her May 22 concert in England received 1.1 million retweets.

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In contrast, on the same day - 12 August - President Trump said that "many sides" were at fault for the "hatred, bigotry and violence" that occurred in Charlottesville.

Jeremy Clarkson's attempt to dab and 6ft 7in Stoke striker Peter Crouch appearing alongside two giraffes and joking of spending "time with family" also appeared in the top 10. "You made me a better leader and a better man", was another most popular tweets of 2017.

The blasting by Cleveland Cavaliers star Lebron James of President Donald Trump rocketed around the world after he "rescinded" Stephen Curry's invitation to the White House to celebrate the Golden State Warrior's National Basketball Association championship. Obama photographer Pete Souza was fourth, followed by current White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. So therefore ain't no invite.

It's been the honor of my life to serve you.

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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