Obama Crushes Trump In Twitter’s 2017 Recap

The New Yorker reports:

This morning, Twitter released its top timeline statistics for the year: the most-retweeted and most-liked tweets of 2017, and the most frequently cited accounts. The list is fascinatingly strange. The big news is that none of the year’s ten most-retweeted tweets are by Donald Trump. Instead, three are by Barack Obama—and two of the top three most-liked tweets are Obama’s, too. (The second-most-liked tweet is from the singer Ariana Grande, written after the bombing at her Manchester concert, in May.) In perception, this has been the year of D.J.T. on Twitter, tramping like an angry wildebeest across the civic turf. But, according to the company’s numbers, the largest footprint on the landscape has really been B.H.O.’s.

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion,” goes Obama’s most-liked post of 2017, with 4.6 million hearts. (It also had 2.7 million retweets, making it No. 2 on that list.) The quote is from Nelson Mandela, and the included photo is of Obama hanging out with toddlers of many skin colors. Below that, at No. 5, is President Obama’s official valediction (“I’m asking you to believe—not in my ability to create change, but in yours”), and, at No. 8, his final wave goodbye (“It’s been the honor of my life to serve you. You made me a better leader and a better man”). His note to Senator John McCain, after the announcement of his brain cancer (“Give it hell, John”), is the third-most-favorited.

Trump didn’t make the top ten on the most-retweeted or most-liked lists. Surely there will be a tweet about this.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    Can’t wait to see Drumpf’s tweet about this.

    • Gustav2

      Fake polls, fake stats. fake news.

  • Do Something Nice

    Tremendous lies! Sad.

  • AlternativeQuacks

    Fake Twitter. Sad.

  • The_Wretched

    Quality over quantity.

    • Tomcat

      Humanity over Insanity.

  • Tawreos

    He is going to put forward legislation to have Obama removed from Twitter and the record of of Obama’s tweets expunged.

    • pch1013

      No, he’ll just scream at whomever is responsible for creating fake followers.

      • Tawreos

        He should know who to talk to about fake followers.

  • Tomcat

    “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion,”

    Those are things that republicans take great pride in teaching their children.

    • JCF


      [Disclaimer: song is of its times (late 1940s, movie 1950s) and, despite its message of equality, still contains offensive language (“people whose eyes are oddly made”)]

      • In actuality, R&H chose that phrase as a commentary on “polite racism” favored by white society of the time. Of course, in this age of unfounded reaction, that fact will be lost.

        • JCF

          I believe that, on balance, there’s way more “unfounded reaction” due to racism (hysterics over NFL knee-taking verdad?), than due to anti-racism.

  • AlternativeQuacks

    Now, to be fair to Trump, if somebody tweeted a link to the pee pee tapes, I’m sure that would make the top ten in retweets.

  • S1AMER

    Fake news!

  • Harveyrabbit


    and then there was an explosion heard from the Oval Office bathroom.

  • leastyebejudged

    No one is born believing in God, either, but look how THAT works out for everybody !

    • MatthewD

      Every theist thinks their deity is at the top of the storytelling food chain. And historically, that has worked out quite badly for everyone.

  • Reality.Bites

    What he wants to know is how high Hillary ranked.

  • Tread

    The noise Donald Trump is making right now: https://youtu.be/bhuc-ot7Ryg?t=2m22s

    • Mikey

      oh my god I was wondering what that was! I never realized the Daniel Radcliffe version was a remake!!

    • olandp

      I always thought “the woman in black” was Pola Negri.

      • greenmanTN

        A vamp, a tramp, and a bit of a scamp…

  • Hank

    “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion,”

    You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught – South Pacific

    • Treant

      He could teach me a thing or two if he wanted.

      • Hank

        Which of the two?? Rosanno Brazi or John Kerr??? Both are HOT as Hell… just different ages. 👍

        • Treant

          Either, or, singly or double-team. They can invite friends who are equally hot if they want, as well. I’m not picky. Even my pecker isn’t picky.

          • PickyPecker

            hey now.

          • Treant

            Oh, I’m sorry, did you want to join in?

      • Robincho

        Hence the phrase “laying Cable”…

        • Treant

          He can lay the Cable, I’ll lay the pipe.

          • Robincho

            Cable was fine, as far as he went. But Stewpot was the one who stewed my pot. & back then I wudn’t even old enough to know why.

            Still, let us give thanks for Joshua Logan and for Technicolor. Kaua’i is my second home, & somehow she never looked trashier than in that movie…

          • Treant

            My parents lived on the Big Island for a while when dad was in the Navy. But he never dragged home a Stewpot. If he had, I might not have left him leave.

    • JCF

      Damn, great minds. Beat me by 7 minutes…

  • PickyPecker
    • Bryan

      The Obamas with Grim & Grimmer.

      • Treant

        She’s even wearing gloves to avoid any chance of picking up Trump Stink.

        Too late, of course.

        • Jay George

          I thought it was to keep her from grinding her fingernails into her palms.

          • PickyPecker

            That’s my take on it too.

          • Treant

            Like that would stop her? I can go through leather gloves with no problems but…nerd. Unnaturally strong hands from typing, garden work, cutting and grinding soap, and so on. 🙂

        • JackFknTwist

          I’ve wondered about Trump/turd’s sartorial presentation.
          OK, I get it that he likes red ties. But any kid over 5 surely learns how to knot a tie. Maybe not the Windsor or Half Windsor knots. But every kid learns that you do not let a tie hang over your b alls.

          And the Matrix overcoat !…………..what is going on with the Great Coat, straight out of the WW I trenches.
          He does not know how to wear an overcoat. Look at Obama, obviously Obama has a better tailor and a better sense of dress or style.
          Trump/turd looks like a dirty old grandfather

          • Treant

            I have to say, I prefer the double Windsor for ties that allow it. My favorite one is short enough that a Four In Hand knot is the most workable. 🙂 Also, I can do a 4H knot when I’m only half awake in the mornings…

            Yeah, he has a very poor sense of style, but I think that’s because he expects his own superiority to shimmer out and what he’s wearing doesn’t matter.

          • ColdCountry

            I learned to tie a tie when I was riding in horse shows. But I never did learn there was more than one way to do it. Who knew?

          • Thorn Spike

            That’s because he IS a dirty old grandfather.

          • ColdCountry

            I had a male friend once who said he was the kind of person that clerks in clothing stores hated to see come through the door, because no matter what they did, he still looked like a gorilla in a suit. I imagine Dump’s tailors have the same problem. Obama, otoh, must be a dream to tailor for.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Grim Miss and the Hamburgler.

      • jerry
    • Bj Lincoln

      Their body language says so much. The Obamas are so cute and comfortable in their love for each other. I have never missed someone so body in my life.

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    • TJay229


    • Treant

      On second thought, you can tell Michele is whispering in Barry’s ear, “Check out the Ice King and Ice Queen over there. Think we should tell them we already sent our data to the FBI? Naw, they’ll find out next year…”

      • ColdCountry

        I think she’s saying something like, “Free at last, free at last! Thank God Almighty we’re free at last!”

    • Tawreos

      The Obama’s look happy because they can get back to a somewhat normal life, while the Trumps are looking like they just are starting to figure out how big of a burden will be put on their lives.

    • olandp

      I think the problem is that he really doesn’t have that much money.

    • The_Wretched

      Hard to be happy when your next payment to Boris is about due.

      • JackFknTwist

        Hahaha…..I read that as meaning Boris Johnson !!!!

    • Cuberly Deux

      I still say the multiple times where Melania has batted his hand away are pretty much indicative of their arrangement.

      • The_Wretched

        Her wifely duties include carrying notes from his handlers and occasionally supplying prostitutes (of all ages but only 9*s and up, *rating).

        • PhillyProfessor

          Ooops! I almost missed that asterisk after the 9. For a moment I thought you were implying he only used prostitutes over the age of nine.

    • Henry Auvil

      I used to book models for German catalogues in Miami back in the early 90s. Melania was in heavy rotation then, represented by the Irene Marie agency. She was notoriously stiff and non-simpatico, and clients frequently asked me to delete her from casting calls. Guess she did as well as she could by marrying this grotesque rich troll.

  • JoeMyGod
  • Treant

    OT: Remember when I said the neighbors were cleaning up that broken tree? They cut the main branches and piled them along my side of their fence. Out of sight, out of mind…for them, at least.

    At least they’re on their property instead of leaning well over onto mine.

    • PickyPecker

      It’d be a shame if a fire started in all that dry brush. Just sayin’.

      • Treant

        Great minds. I did suggest to my husband that kids do tend to start fires, and that could be potentially slightly damaging.

        But no, it might singe the grass, and guess who’d have to take care of that?

        • PickyPecker

          Be wary. The pile will become refuge for critters.

          • Lizard

            I have to avoid wood piles whenever possible where I live. Black widow spiders love them.

          • Galvestonian

            Watch out for Brown Recluses, too — their bite is necrotic. The hubby was bit by one in Georgia and was bedridden in a semi-comatose state for over 45 days.

          • ColdCountry

            Did you know the most common place for a brown recluse bite? On men’s balls. Brown recluses are, well, reclusive, and they like to hang out under the seats of outhouses, so when a guy sits down, well…
            (I wonder how old that statistic is….)

            And I am not making light of your hubby’s problem; those bites are NASTY.

          • Treant

            If necessary, I’ll spray it with dilute castor oil in dish soap. That keeps them away. Add a bit of Neem and even the dogs won’t bother with it very much.

        • PickyPecker

          Just curious..are you done blogging on your blog for the year? I see your last post was Oct 16th….

          • Treant

            I’m actually not; I haven’t gotten around to it, but I still have the 2017 Lawn Feedings to finalize (I dropped urea as winterizer just before Thanksgiving), and a few bits and pieces for the winter (including photos of the Christmas Cactuses and proper care of those…plus what you can actually get away with in terms of care, which is how I play the game).

            I’ve been working on a programming project and reminding myself how much I hate, hate, hate every single report engine out there.

          • Silver Badger

            How does one go about accessing your blog?

          • Treant


            Seriously, folks. Hopefully Joe doesn’t mind, but I make $0.00 per year off it, so… http://thegreengreengrassofhome.blogspot.com/

          • stuckinthewoods

            In previous years Joe didn’t seem to mind. Remember, he used to occasionally have a thread for people to link their blogs or post pics of their crafts.

          • Silver Badger

            Thank you.

          • Joe in PA

            Dropped urethra? Sounds like a personal problem. Oh wait….

      • Silver Badger

        In Denver, the city will cite fire hazards and force clean up.

    • ColdCountry

      Firewood! Cut up and everything!

      • Treant

        Gas fireplace. 🙂

  • Frostbite


  • netxtown

    ALL them early morning shit storms – and for naught!
    There’s gonna be hell to pay!

  • darishante

    Imagine if Time declared Obama Man of the Year this year. Trump’s head would explode. He’d probably nuke everybody in forthing anger, but it might be worth it.

    • Treant

      Huh. That’s soon, isn’t it? The thought…well, I didn’t know I could get that damp.

    • Adam Schmidt

      He’d have to find some way to make 2017 have never happened so as to undo Obama winning the Man of the Year.

  • Tawreos

    It is tough to see tweets like Obama’s and be reminded of what we lost when his time in office was up

  • JCF

    I hate the fact that when I look at the lovely picture of Obama and children, I’m already imagining how Deplorable assholes are memeing it. Fucking 2017.

  • GanymedeRenard

    And nobody’s born a homophobe, or a misogynist, or with any other form of oppression… Thank you for reminding us what decency and kindness look like, Mr. Obama. And know that no amount of hate will erase your legacy. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/035df7931ff2fd650bdd211961b48438a5144ad54d8566207485d5058ade603c.jpg

  • Dk

    how about go to hell John, after he voted for the taxscam. & his daughter is spouting nonsense on the view just to further her career. Morals go out in the window in the mccain family pretty quick apparently

  • gaycuckhubby
    • Hopefully their parliament will act and enable marriage equality sooner than 2019. But either way, YAY!!!!

  • Scribble Writer 🌹 ☭

    who fucking cares

    fuck obama, fuck trump, fuck the clintons & bushes & all the other goddamn evil, wealthy, elite assholes who have robbed the working class in this country into poverty

  • ChrisInKansas

    Sad! Loser!

  • Gustav2
  • Cuberly Deux

    From a post on Mediaite, but I’m not going to link to that troll cesspool.

    The new GOP logo.


  • Tawreos
    • PickyPecker

      Not surprised. The man is a flight risk waiting to happen.

    • Halou

      That’s what you get when you read the “Don’t talk to the Russians!!” part of the deal and interpret it to mean “You can totally ghost-author an op-ed with a Russian ex-colleague about how Russia is the shit and it’s role in Ukraine is super cool!”

  • Halou

    Biggest inauguration crowd Twitter following ever. Period!

  • Belthazar
  • Henry Auvil

    The only reason I regret being an atheist is that if I believed in hell, I’d be happy knowing the person who invented twitter would be burning there for all eternity.

  • Kevin Andrews

    Substance over idiocy any day.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Class beats crass, every time.

  • ceeenbee

    Obviously the shitgibbon already realized how inferior it and meconium are to the real POTUS & FLOTUS in the photo.

    p.s. look how tiny it’s hands are — barely big enough to grab pussy if you ask me. Maybe ty cobb jr. could roll that out as his new defense.

  • bkmn
  • ColdCountry

    This warms the cockles of my shriveling, (didn’t used to be) black heart.

  • Albert Ross

    Jeez I miss him so much.

  • nocadrummer

    You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear
    You’ve got to be taught from year to year
    It’s got to be drummed in your dear little ear
    You’ve got to be carefully taught

    You’ve got to be taught to be afraid
    Of people whose eyes are oddly made
    And people whose skin is a diff’rent shade
    You’ve got to be carefully taught

    You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late
    Before you are six or seven or eight
    To hate all the people your relatives hate
    You’ve got to be carefully taught.