America’s Twitter president did not make the list of the top nine most retweeted tweets of 2017.
Though President Trump’s tweets were nowhere on the list, former President Obama’s tweets took three of the nine slots.
Obama’s most-retweeted post was shared on Aug. 12, the day of the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Obama quoted Nelson Mandela, writing that “no one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion.”
It was the No. 2 most retweeted post in 2017. It was shared more than 1.7 million times.
His second post on the list was tweeted 10 days before Trump’s inauguration, asking Americans to believe in their own ability to create change. It was retweeted almost 900,000 times.
Thank you for everything. My last ask is the same as my first. I'm asking you to believe—not in my ability to create change, but in yours.— President Obama (@POTUS44) January 11, 2017
Obama’s third tweet on the list came on Inauguration Day.
“It’s been the honor of my life to serve you. You made me a better leader and a better man,” he wrote on Jan. 20.
It's been the honor of my life to serve you. You made me a better leader and a better man.— President Obama (@POTUS44) January 20, 2017
That tweet was retweeted more than 630,000 times.