Barack Obama trumps Donald Trump in Twitter Top 10 of 2017

Ariana Grande

Three tweets by former USA leader Obama made it onto Twitter's Top 10 list for this year but there were none from Trump, despite his prolific use of the platform.

Obama also had three of the top 10 most-retweeted tweets of 2017, according to several media reports. The star's admission that she was "broken" by events was retweeted more than a million times.

Twitter may be the preferred social media platform of President Donald Trump, but his 2017 tweets are nowhere to be found among the platform's most popular posts of the year. It was the second most liked tweet of the year.

Penn State IFC pledged to donate to Hurricane Harvey Houston relief efforts for every retweet, offering $0.15 for every share the tweet received.

Twitter said that Trump with 44.1 million followers and Prime Minister Modi with 37.5 million followers are respectively the first and second "most tweeted about world leaders" for the year 2017.

And, in a reminder that politicians aren't always as important as they think they are, the most-retweeted tweet in 2017 was a man who got 3.6 million retweets for a post asking fast food chain Wendy's for free chicken nuggets.

Ariana Grande's tweet after the tragic Manchester Bombing at her May 22 concert in England received 1.1 million retweets. Cleveland Cavaliers star Lebron James was seventh, with a tweet that criticized President Donald Trump over his decision to rescind Stephen Curry's invitation to the White House to celebrate the Golden State Warrior's National Basketball Association championship.

In contrast, on the same day - 12 August - President Trump said that "many sides" were at fault for the "hatred, bigotry and violence" that occurred in Charlottesville. Obama took three of the top 10 spots on the list.

Meanwhile, the band Linkin Park had the sixth-most retweeted tweet with a picture of lead singer Chester Bennington, who committed suicide on July 20.

He also came in No. 1 for top tweeted US elected officials, with Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan taking second and third.



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