Donald Trump, Barack Obama dominate Twitter year, but chicken nuggets prevail

06 December, 2017, 01:06 | Author: Laverne Higgins
  • Donald Trump, Barack Obama dominate Twitter year, but chicken nuggets prevail

Twitter has released its most retweeted and "liked" tweets of 2017.

Trump, however, can at least take satisfaction in the fact that he made the top of the list for both the most tweeted about elected world leaders and elected U.S. Leaders.

What do a former US president, LeBron James and a guy who really, really likes chicken nuggets have in common? (Sad!) And much to his chagrin, his predecessor Barack Obama managed to make that not once, not twice, but three times.

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As 2017 winds down, President Donald Trump continues to make headlines via his active Twitter account on a near-daily basis.

Others, including the most shared tweet of the year, expose social media's other-side-of-the-looking-glass panorama.

The blasting by Cleveland Cavaliers star Lebron James of President Donald Trump rocketed around the world after he "rescinded" Stephen Curry's invitation to the White House to celebrate the Golden State Warrior's National Basketball Association championship. Wendy's responded by saying they would give the man free chicken nuggets if his tweet was retweeted 18 million times. Another tweet, which he shared after Senator John McCain's brain cancer diagnosis was made public, received more than 2 million likes, making it the third most-liked of 2017. Next came @SallyQYates, the former acting attorney-general who was also fired by Trump. He was the subject of the seventh most-shared tweet, with a tweet from Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James knocking Trump for rescinding Stephen Curry's invitation to the White House in honour of the Golden State Warrior's National Basketball Association championship. That was followed by #MAGA, #ImpeachTrump, #TrumpTrain, "WomensMarch and #NotMyPresident".

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