Barack Obama's Charlottesville tweet most liked of all time

Barack Obama's Charlottesville tweet most liked of all time

" struck a chord with Twitter users, and since its posting three days ago it has since become the most liked Tweet in the website's history".

Obama's tweet was a quote from Nelson Mandela's 1994 autobiography "Long Walk to Freedom".

The photo shows Obama with his hand on a windowsill and his suit jacket slung over one shoulder, looking up at a group of babies of different races looking out at him from an open window. That first tweet, as of late Tuesday, garnered more than 2.8 million likes. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love ... With over 2.8 million "likes, ' Mr Obama's tweet is the most 'liked" tweet on the microblogging platform.

It has been liked more than 2.77 million times since it was posted on August 13.

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His response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville is in stark contrast to that of President Donald Trump, who remained silent on Twitter for hours as the violence escalated. "For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite", Obama wrote.

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides ― on many sides", Trump said on national television.

Obama's reaction to the Charlottesville attack is also the fifth-most retweeted tweet.

Virginia has erupted into violence in recent days, with white nationalists and anti-fascists clashing and a man ramming a vehicle into a crowd of left-wing protesters, killing a 32-year-old in the process. The number of likes is approaching 3 million, while around 1.2 million people have shared the message and 46,000 have commented on it, as of Wednesday morning.

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