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Barack Obama's tweet after Charlottesville is now the most liked tweet of all time
It overtook Ariana Grande's tweet in the wake of the attacks in Manchester

It was sent following the events in Charlottesville...

Former US President Barack Obama's tweets reacting to the attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, is now the most liked tweet in Twitter history.

Obama quoted a passage from Nelson Mandela's 1994 autobiography Long Walk to Freedom on Saturday following the attack that said, "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."

The first of three tweets containing the quote has (at the time of writing) been liked over 2.9 million times.


The tweet contained a picture taken of Obama (by photographer Pete Souza) at a day care centre near his daughter's school in 2011, and overtook Ariana Grande's tweet in the wake of the attacks in Manchester.

US President Donald Trump has come under fire over the last couple of days, firstly over what many people thought wasn't a strong enough response to White Supremacists and Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville. He condemned all sides for the events in Virginia.

Then on Tuesday night, he gave a controversial press conference where he claimed that both sides were equally to blame for the violence.

He said there was a group on one side that was bad and a group on the other side which was also very violent.

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