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Obama Tweet about Charlottesville most liked in history

Former President Obama Tweets become the most liked in history.
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Barack Obama - Twitter

Former President Barack Obama may not be in the White House, but his popularity among Americans still seems to be strong especially on social media.

The former president’s tweet on the violence in Charlottesville has become the most liked tweet in Twitter history.  

In response to the white supremacist rally, Obama tweeted a quote from Nelson Mandela's 1994 autobiography Long Walk to Freedom:

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

People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."

He split the quote into three posts with the first one accompanied by a picture of him greeting day care kids next to his daughter’s school in Maryland in 2011.

So far the tweet has been liked more than 3 million times, making it the most liked tweet in history just behind Ariana Grande’s post about the bombing attack on her Manchester concert venue.