Obama’s tweet becomes second-most liked
Why didn’t I think of that?
That’s what President Trump may be wondering after his predecessor’s post-Charlottesville tweet became the second-most “liked” tweet in the history of Twitter.
To refresh, while Trump remained mostly mum in the hours after a woman was killed during a brawl between neo-Nazis and protesters in Charlottesville, Va., former President Obama tweeted this:
The tweet, a quote from Nelson Mandela’s autobiography “Long Walk to Freedom,” has over 2.4 million likes and over 1 million retweets.
The most-liked tweet on the social media platform — with 2.7 million likes — is Ariana Grande’s tweet following the bombing at the Manchester, England, arena where she was performing in May.
broken.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
Trump’s silence on Twitter after the tragedy in Charlottesville was notable because he’s usually quick — some might say too quick — to share his thoughts via social media. For example, just a few hours after Kenneth C. Frazier, chief executive of Merck, resigned from the president’s manufacturing council Monday, Trump tweeted this:
Now that Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President's Manufacturing Council,he will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2017