Barack Obama continues to inspire — and breaks records while doing it. The former U.S. president took to Twitter on Saturday in the aftermath of the violent Charlottesville rally that took the lives of three people, writing a Nelson Mandela quote: “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…”
Obama’s Tweet became the most liked tweet in history on Tuesday, surpassing Ariana Grande’s distraught tweet following the Manchester terrorist attacks that occurred after her concert in May. It set the record at about 10 p.m. ET with more than 2.73 million likes, according to Twitter.
Obama now owns six of the ten most-liked tweets in history. The other four: Ariana Grande, Ellen DeGeneres, the band Linkin Park, and Hillary Clinton.
Not in the top ten: Hair Furor.
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…” pic.twitter.com/InZ58zkoAm
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 13, 2017
This became the most-liked tweet ever today at 10:07 pm ET, Twitter spokesman says. It’s also the fifth most retweeted tweet ever. https://t.co/1MXvOcGJIY
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) August 16, 2017