Former President Barack Obama’s took to twitter to respond to a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and his tweet is going viral all over the world.
In a series of posts on Twitter, Obama shared the words of former South African president Nelson Mandela, with the first of his tweets on its way to becoming the most liked of all time.
“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
“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion…” Obama wrote. The tweet featured a photograph of Obama looking into a window filled with young children belonging to different racial backgrounds.
Other tweets that have gained this massive reaction are Ellen Degeneres’ 2014 Oscars selfie, which drew more than 2.4 million likes, and singer Ariana Grande’s 2017 tweet after the horrifying Manchester Arena attack.
We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2017
Trump’s response to the clashes was weak in many respects as was noted by critics. In contrast, Trump’s initial tweet had just about 188,000 likes as of Tuesday morning.