The top retweets of 2017: Chicken nuggets, Obama, but no Trump

Twitter's top tweets in 2017 includes a lot of tragedy

Obama also had three of the top 10 most-retweeted tweets of 2017, according to several media reports. As of December, the tweet has passed the 3.6 million retweet mark.

By contrast, Mr Trump did not have a tweet that was one of the top-ten most retweeted or liked of the year despite the volume of Twitter messages he issues, often in early-morning bursts, denouncing rivals or weighing in on policy issues and current events.

Eight months after posting the most viral tweet of the year, Carter Wilkerson is still over 14m retweets short of getting his snack.

Detroit Lions punter Sam Martin's Houston-related tweet was the year's ninth-most retweeted tweet after he promised to he donate six pounds of dog food every time he was retweeted.

The post is now the most retweeted in the social media site's history, and the food chain has agreed to award Wilkerson his nuggets.




One particular example was pop star Ariana Grande's heartbreaking tweet following a suicide bombing moments after her concert in Manchester, England, in May.

Former President Barack Obama wrote three of the most retweeted posts on Twitter in 2017. Other results underscored the punch and counterpunch of politics.

Still, Obama's following is more than double Trump's. The former featured a sentiment echoed from Obama's January farewell address in Chicago, "Thank you for everything. I'm asking you to believe - not in my ability to create change, but in yours", which he tweeted on January 10. The former president tweeted: "It's been the honor of my life to serve you".

"In what's been a tough 12 months for many, this year's Top 10 United Kingdom retweets really show the difference people can make on Twitter, no matter whether you have just a handful of followers or many millions".

Within the U.S., Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were the top tweeted-about elected officials, followed by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Obama. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up! Give it hell, John.

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