Washington DC- Former President Barack Obama relinquished office of the President of United States of America more than six months ago. Nevertheless, his rock-star type popularity continues to baffle his opponents and admirers.
When presidents leave their jobs after two terms in office, they are relegated to the inside pages of newspapers. They become unimportant, unimaginative and uninspiring. But here is a former President who is seen as a hope amidst hopelessness and millions and millions of people across the US want him to guide them, especially when things become dark. It is the time, when people are looking towards him for leadership.
This is the reason that he is mobbed wherever he goes and a small comment from him makes it to the top of every newspaper and television channels.
Barack Obama’s latest tweet quoting former South African President Nelson Mandela in the wake of Charlottesville, Virginia violence has gone on to become most liked and most shared tweet in the history of social media.
“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
Latest count suggests that his tweet has more than 2.5 million likes, making it most-liked tweet since the launch of Twitter, the micro blogging site.
Following the alt-right rally and the subsequent violence by White supremacists, former President Barack Obama took to Twitter on Sunday to share a quote from Mandela along with a photo of children of various ethnicities.
Obama’s tweet read, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or 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,” read the tweet, quoting a line of text from Mandela’s autobiography, “Long Walk to Freedom.”
The tweet has got as many as 40,439 Replies around 1,060,274 retweets and as many as 2,554,103 likes
Barack Hussein Obama II served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He is the first African American to have served as president. Born in 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii, two years after the territory was admitted to the Union as the 50th state he was born to an American woman and a Kenyan Muslim man. After graduating from Columbia University in 1983, he worked as a community organizer in Chicago. In 1988 Obama enrolled in Harvard Law School, where he was the first black president of the Harvard Law Review. In 2008, Obama was nominated for president, a year after his campaign began, and after a close primary campaign against Hillary Clinton. He was elected over Republican John McCain, and was inaugurated on January 20, 2009. Nine months later, Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
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