As of Wednesday morning, Barack Obama's tweet in response to the Charlottesville torch march has become the most liked of all time. As where Donald Trump decided to defend neo-Nazis and violent white supremacists in the wake of Charlottesville, Barack Obama had a slightly different approach:
The tweet features a portion of this quote from Nelson Mandela's 1994 autobiography Long Walk to Freedom:
No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his 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.
At time of publication, the tweet had over 1.2 million retweets and 3.2 million likes.
Before Obama's August 13th tweet, the most popular tweet on Twitter was this one by Ariana Grande following the deadly terrorist attack at her Manchester concert in May:
However, Obama still has a ways to go to claim the title of most retweeted tweet in Twitter history. That title belongs to Carter Wilkerson, a teen who wanted a year of free chicken nuggets from Wendy's: