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Trump tweets: Obama's shared more than sitting United States president

Trump tweets: Obama's shared more than sitting United States president

The top ten list of most retweeted tweets has been released, and three of former President Barack Obama's posts have made the list.

The top four new United States political accounts were some of Trump's most forceful critics, led by @PreetBharara, the former federal prosecutor he fired.

US President Donald Trump, whose posts on the site have become a key part of his communication strategy, hasn't even made the top 10 most retweeted or liked tweets this year.

The current occupant of the White House was, however, the most tweeted-about world leader though.

He fell short of the 18 million bar set by the fast-food chain, but Wendy's gave Wilkerson the nuggets anyway for the effort. As of December, the tweet has passed the 3.6 million retweet mark.

The most tweeted activist hashtag was #Resist, as in resist Trump, followed by #MAGA for Trump's slogan Make America Great Again.

The tweet that was retweeted the most comes from Carter Wilkerson, who simply put out a cry for a year's worth of Wendy's chicken nuggets. He posted it the day of the deadly Charlottesville neo-Nazi, white supremacist, white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.

Half of the top 10 tweets reveal a year marked by tragedy and sorrow, from a Houston submerged in water, to a concert in Manchester, England, where a suicide bomber killed 22 people, including children.

A tweet in which the former president appealed to Americans to "believe in [their] ability to create change" was the fifth most-shared globally.

It was also the second most-liked post on the social media platform.