Barack Obama’s tweet about Charlottesville is the most ‘liked’ tweet ever

Barack Obama and Angela Merkel at a conference

It’s widely believed/known that Donald Trump is hellbent on doing the opposite of everything Barack Obama did in office. Obama passed landmark healthcare legislation: Trump wants to take that healthcare away from millions of people. Obama was a gracious and beloved figure around the world: Trump is literally shunned by world leaders at summits and conferences abroad. Obama spoke with depth, compassion and intelligence about racial issues and tried to heal racial divides around the country, even when his efforts were met with widespread mockery and criticism by the GOP and their media. Donald Trump describes neo-Nazis and white supremacists as “very fine people.”

Obviously, millions of people – tens of millions, hundreds of millions – wish Barack Obama was still president. For the most part, Obama resists the urge to conduct himself like the Shadow President, although he has been in contact with other world leaders, and he has made public statements about important things in the past seven months. Following the Charlottesville terrorism, Obama posted these tweets:

The first tweet, the one with the photo of Obama looking at those children in the window, is now the most “liked” tweet in the history of Twitter. It’s also the fifth most retweeted tweet ever. Come on, peeps. We can get those numbers up.

Anyway… remember when America had a nice president? Remember when Obama cried after Charleston? Remember when he always tried to heal the nation after myriad tragedies, crises and terrorist attacks? American voters in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Iowa: WTF were you thinking?

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  1. minx says:

    Uh oh, someone’s going to be orange with jealousy.

  2. bluhare says:

    Who did they call the great communicator? He’s been replaced.

    • FLORC says:

      You’re thinking of Reagan. His “Great Communicator” was earned by the same way Obama is speaking. Core values highlighted during horrible times. There’s not a focus on retaliation. Not pandering to 1 side or the other. Just stating in a simple way we are not too far gone. These tragedies won’t break the good spirit of our nation.
      You can not like Reagan and still listen to his speeches in the context of the era and agree the title is fitting.

      • bluhare says:

        Thanks, FLORC! It was right there on the tip of my tongue and I couldn’t get it!

        I will always remember what he said when the Challenger blew up. Granted, he quoted a poem, but it was good. And while he might not be on my list of best presidents ever, I’d take him in a nanosecond over what we’ve got now!

      • Megan says:

        @bluhare Reagan started the movement that elected Trump.

      • bluhare says:

        He may have started it, but he’s dead. He couldn’t get elected as a republican now. Not gonna tar him with orange’s brush andI wasn’t a fan when he was president.

      • Megan says:

        @bluhare These are the words that opened the door for Republicans to begin tearing down public institutions: “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

        Reagan’s mission was to sow distrust and doubt in the government, cast those in poverty as immoral and therefore unworthy of help, and bring southern racists into the party. Reagan gave birth to the monster that is Trump. I’m only sorry he didn’t live long enough to see it.

  3. Valois says:

    Trump temper trantrum in 3, 2, 1…

  4. kNY says:

    People had a story about this and most of the comments were horrible. It’s amazing how dumb people are.

  5. fire walk with me says:

    Trump will lose his Nazi mind over this.

  6. Nicole says:

    This is going to send the Cheeto into a rage.

  7. Moonstone says:

    Remember when we had a normal human being at the White House? Ohhh good times!

  8. M. says:

    Baby fists will not like this….what do you think he will tweet to try and beat Obama?

  9. AppleAnna says:

    If Obama keeps tweeting like this The Orange One might have a heart attack from raging. So please more of this.

    • Lady D says:

      I was thinking last week how easily Obama could distract Trump from his fight with North Korea. All Obama would have to do is tweet some criticism of something Twoscoops had to say, and he would lose his mind slamming Obama to the exclusion of all else in the world.

  10. Maria F. says:

    I wish i could like it a zillion times!

    I remember how nervous I was a few weeks before his first election. I so desperately did not want a scandal or a hidden mistress or anything come out and derail him.

    And to think what the current president can get away with?????? Rage inducing.

    And you might no have liked some of his politics and let’s face it no politician is perfect, but he was such a gentleman and pure class during his administration. The contrast is mindboggelng.

  11. Beth says:

    Uh oh. Take the phone away from Trump, cancel his Twitter account, keep him away from nuclear codes and buttons, and give him a beautiful chocolate cake with 4 scoops of ice cream.

  12. Shambles says:

    He’s also the most “liked” human in my heart. ILY, POTUS, please save us.

    Hopefully Trump will be so pissed about this that he gives another morally indefensible press conference that Paul Ryan is forced to call “repulsive.” Impeach, impeach, impeach mister speaker.

    • Nancy says:

      Don’t you feel that way @Shambles, like if we cry loud enough, someone will save us. You know President Obama is watching and aching at the core for things to change. He is a man of peace, patience and honor, and knows it’s only a matter of time before the situation of trump will resolve itself.

      • Kitten says:

        I think about Obama all the time and wonder what the conversations in his house must be like these days. It breaks my heart to see his legacy destroyed so swiftly so I cannot imagine how painful it must be for him to watch helplessly as this orange monster indiscriminately rolls over every piece of Obama-era legislation like a tank going into battle.

        And just the fact that Orange Hitler finds the time between golfing and Nazi-ing to hurl hateful and unfounded insults towards Barack makes me want to walk into the Oval Office and rip his XXL underwear up out of his pants into the most painful wedgie imaginable.

        Sigh….revenge fantasies are keeping me alive these days…

      • Nancy says:

        Keep your sense of humor Kitten, don’t let him take that away too. I feel as though Prez Obama must feel like he’s being run over by a bulldozer like we all do. As bad as we anticipated it would be, I don’t think anyone in reality thought it would have gone this far. Everyone is angry, sick and fed up. Who is going to step up and end this nonsense. He is president, but not the all powerful. There are people who do his thinking for him. It’s when he goes commando in chief with no boundaries that we’re in trouble. Twitter, obviously and that speech that wasn’t supposed to happen. There has to be a senator somewhere, another Obama who can charge in and save the day. The eclipse is next week, but it feels like we’re in the dark all the time. BUT, Ms. Kitten we can’t lose it, resist, love your man and family and something, someone, somewhere will take care of trump. There has never been a problem without resolution of some sort, this is just taking longer.

  13. Susie says:

    Hey! That’s NOT fair… what about the a-wholes in Florida?!?!

  14. Shelley says:

    I guess Justice Department will now subpoena Twitter account users because this is Fake news! Mandela a man for all seasons.

  15. Nancy says:

    President Obama is the anti-trump. He is a man of honor and trump is not fit to walk in his shadow.

  16. kaye says:


    (that’s what those voters were thinking.)


  17. grabbyhands says:

    Our last true President. In this, what appears to be the series finale for America, I’m glad it was Obama.

  18. CharlieBouquet says:

    Forgive me, avid SouthPark fan:


  19. Tate says:

    I miss this man so much. It makes me sick to my stomach to think that we went from this smart, kind and compassionate man to what is now occupying the WH. 😔

  20. L'etranger says:

    Kaiser, IIRC what happened in at least a couple of those states you listed was that around/over a hundred thousand minority voters were purged from the voter rolls before the election. Voter suppression works, and it’s really making me fear for 2018.

  21. Veronica says:

    I’m sure his feed is filled with angry racists, too, which makes his record breaking even more satisfying.

  22. Felice. says:

    *Titanic theme plays in background*

  23. magnoliarose says:

    My heart aches. No matter what Tangerine Nazi does, he can’t ever erase him from history and in many hearts.

  24. Tiffany says:

    Yesterday he signed a EO that reversed levees to be built above sea level for cities near water. Flint, lower New Orleans, you get the picture. Remember, this press conference was suppose to be about infastructure. To the people who voted for him, may your last days be horrible.

  25. Jessica says:

    I think it’s interesting that the most liked tweet is the first black POTUS quoting South Africa’s first black President.

  26. robyn says:

    I remember much of America did not cast their vote to continue, through Hillary, the thoughtful, inclusive, good-willed agendas of Obama. Much of America preferred the blustery bullying lying p*ssygrabber. Hillary knew who Trump was and assumed America was too “good” to go for such an unfit and race-baiting “leader”. She was wrong. So no matter how many retweets Obama gets America is still very much a racist nation, despite the many people of good conscience, like the young woman killed by a racist terrorist, who are doing what they can to resist such evil. It’s very very sad and heartbreaking, actually.

  27. homeslice says:

    I just can’t believe this is where we are. I don’t even know what to say.

  28. Wiscogirl says:

    Hey now, don’t put this on all Wisconsinites. I know exactly one person who voted for Trump. Ironically, he’s a young black man. Funny thing is, he’s been surprisingly silent about his support lately. Hmm… wonder why?! Obviously more people I know have voted for Mr. Babyfingers, but he’s the only one who admitted it in public. I don’t know whether the fact the others at least have the shame to hide their flawed reasoning is positive or not.

    I don’t know. I don’t get it. It breaks my damn heart.

  29. nicole says:

    A true gentleman, will never forget him singing amazing grace at that funeral, it was a moment that really made me feel that he was someone so special, could you imagine Frump doing anything like that, never in a million years.

  30. Jennie Hix says:

    I think people were brainwashed by Russian propaganda, and that’s what they were thinking. I sit on my local board of Dems. There’s a kid on the board who voted for Jill Stein in the last election, because he was convinced that HRC was a “criminal.” He has no regret about his decision, even after this.

    I wanted to explain to him that he is in the trenches with the deluded extreme right-wingers, that he had been brainwashed by the same propaganda and although his vote was different from theirs (i.e. he didn’t vote Trump) the outcome was the same.

    But I’m trying to find ways to bring Bernie Bros into the fold, so I held my tongue.

  31. Ozogirl says:

    Remember when Obama sang Amazing Grace at Charleston? Trump wouldn’t know the meaning of that song…

    I must admit that I’ve pretty much wiped out any Trump supporter (past or present) from my life (thankfully it’s not many). I just can’t be around people who voted for or continue to support such an awful man. I still can’t even bring myself to call him “president” or “45″.

  32. mimchen says:

    As much as I admire Mandela and Obama, I’m afraid that Trump supporters are a lost cause. Children might be taught to love – but how? if they’re raised by racist parents, who could influence them in the opposite direction? I’m not familiar with American law, but I wonder why the idea of free speech trumps everything else. There should be a law like in Germany, where nazi organizations are outlawed. White supremacists, nazis and racists should rot in jail. No free speech for their hate. And they’re everywhere, believe me. This is kinda O.T., but I used to follow the blog of a self-published writer because I’m a history buff and her blog focused mainly on French history and culture and she seemed a very nice woman. I was shocked and disgusted to find out that she’s a rabid Trump supporter, a racist who thinks Obama is the devil incarnate and a nutjob who believes and shares every outrageous conspiracy theory invented by Breitbart and the nazis. The funny thing is that she’s struggling financially and she asks for money through GoFundMe, so in a normal world she would be aware that Democratic policies would serve her best. Anyway, I’ve been following her for about 7 years thinking she’s an intelligent, kind woman and only in the last year she showed her hideous soul. My point is that even seemingly nice people in fact are evil to the core. No one who supports Trump can be anything but evil.

    • aenflex says:

      Free speech is quite an important precept. It is not something that should be infringed upon. It is not an outmoded American ideal.
      It’s sad and disgusting to hear hate-speech. Forbidding people from saying how the feel, or what they believe is also disgusting. China is a case in point, as is North Korea.

  33. isabelle says:

    Its rumored on the Hill Obama will come back into the spotlight starting this fall, making himself more public. Hope its true because Trump will explode with envy.

  34. Betsy says:

    The scuttlebutt on Twitter is that Trump was served with a subpoena in his role as CEO of Trump business. That’s what this whole tantrum is about.

  35. Katie says:

    This PA-er voted for Clinton!

  36. Maryscott O'Connor says:

    Michigan voter here. I didn’t stop weeping with rage and despair for weeks after it became clear that were it not for some 15,000 Jill Stein voters, Michigan would’ve gone to Clinton.

    I miss Obama so much it hurts. Literally, physically, it hurts. And it hurts to look at or hear that buffoon sitting in the Oval Office.

    This is an abomination. And the GOP apparently cannot be shamed about ANYTHING anymore; they’re standing behind him, even after he defends NAZIS. The craven abandonment of their oaths of office in favour of keeping their jobs — history will look on these men (and the occasional woman) and condemn them, as it will condemn every American who voted for him.

    Remember the “good Germans,” and how history has encased them in the amber of shame? That will be Trump voters and enablers — and not too far off, either. Like, a week or two after he loses in 2020.