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Obama’s Charlottesville Response Most Popular Tweet in History

Former President Barack Obama’s Twitter response to recent white supremacist violence in Charlottesville was the most popular tweet in the website’s history. 

 

 

 

The quote, which was split into two tweets, has so far earned a total of 2.4 million likes  and upwards of 798,000 retweets. 

 

 

Barack Obama

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It is encouraging to see such support for a message of peace, after the current president failed for several days to condemn the racist right-wing violence which resulted in the death of Heather Heyer and the injury of nineteen other anti-racism protesters. 

 

In a statement Saturday, President Trump spoke of hatred and bigotry from “many sides,” a comment for which many have taken him to task. 

 

After two days of intense criticism in the media and from members of his own party, Trump finally condemned racist hate organizations “including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists.”

 

 

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