The top retweets of 2017: Chicken nuggets, Obama, but no Trump

08 December, 2017, 01:25 | Author: Warren Cooper
  • Twitter's top tweets in 2017 includes a lot of tragedy

Between hurricanes, white supremacists and politics, it was a pretty dark year for the most popular tweets on Twitter. As of December, the tweet has passed the 3.6 million retweet mark.

- Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaMcCarthy: Virginia election "makes me nervous" Obama: If I watched Fox News "I wouldn't vote for me" Biden spotted getting his shoes shined at Denver airport MORE (@BarackObama) August 13, 2017The second tweet by the former president that made the list includes one sent out on January 10 in which Obama urges people to "believe-not in my ability to create change, but in yours."Thank you for everything".

On April 5, Wilkerson asked Wendy's how many retweets he would need to get free chicken nuggets for a year. The appeal was from Sam Martin, who plays for the NFL's Detroit Lions. Obama photographer Pete Souza was fourth, followed by current White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

All of the political and humanitarian tweets, though, were outperformed on the social media platform by one man's appeal for free chicken nuggets.

One particular example was pop star Ariana Grande's heartbreaking tweet following a suicide bombing moments after her concert in Manchester, England, in May.

Former President Barack Obama beat his predecessor with three of the most shared tweets of 2017.

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One urged Americans to embrace their ability to effect change, and the other - issued on the day of Mr Trump's inauguration - said his time in office had been "the honor of my life".

Obama's most retweeted post, No. 2 overall, came on August 12, the day of a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"In what's been a tough 12 months for many, this year's Top 10 United Kingdom retweets really show the difference people can make on Twitter, no matter whether you have just a handful of followers or many millions".

U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going!

What do a former U.S. president, LeBron James and a guy who really, really likes chicken nuggets have in common? Cancer doesn't know what it's up against.

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