Obama Breaks Twitter Record With Charlottesville Tweet
- Author: Sheila Mcguire Aug 18, 2017,
Aug 18, 2017, 0:51
That first tweet, containing the leading sentiment "No on is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion..."
He started writing the book at 56 years of age in 1974.
Six of the 10 most liked tweets are by Obama from his personal account and his former POTUS handle. "Yet even Mr. Trump's allies anxious that his measured remarks, delivered two days after dozens of public figures issued more forceful denunciations, came too late to reverse the self-inflicted damage on his moral standing as president", the Times reported.
Now, in the wake of violence caused by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Barack Obama has deftly beaten him at his own game, whether we're talking about Twitter or actually being president and comforting the American people. Many pointed out the difference between the two Presidents and said that they missed "thoughtful, cogent thoughts from an intelligent person" in the WH.
It has been liked nearly three million times since it was posted on 13 August following the attack in Charlottesville, Virginia. That first tweet, as of early Wednesday, had garnered more than 3.1 million likes. Not in America. We must be stronger, more determined, and more united than ever.
Trump, instead, blamed "both sides" for 'this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence'. His tweet came after a day in which white nationalists gathered to protest the city's decision to move the statue of a Civil War general.
The previous record was held by pop singer Ariana Grande, who tweeted her thoughts following the deadly suicide bombing at her concert in Manchester in May. "There is only one side".
The main criticism against his statement was his lack of condemnation towards white supremacy groups who appear to be supporting his presidency.