Former President Barack Obama's Twitter response to the Charlottesville violence that broke out Saturday has become the second-most liked tweet on the social media platform.
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion..." Obama tweeted Saturday, after a Unite the Right rally in the Virginia university town turned deadly.
The tweet, quoting Nelson Mandela's autobiography Long Walk to Freedom, was accompanied by a photo of Obama interacting with children through a window.
Despite being retweeted more than a million times and receiving more than 2.5 million "likes" as of Wednesday afternoon, pop star Ariana Grande's Twitter response following the bombing of her concert in Manchester, England, in May retains the title of "all-time top tweet," according to tracker service FavStar.
broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
President Trump was heavily criticized for his delayed naming and shaming of the KKK, neo-Nazis, and other white supremacist groups linked to the rally.
Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal, was killed when James Fields allegedly drove a car into a group of counter-protesters. Nineteen others were also injured in the attack.