The idea may seem improbable now, but there was a time in American history when the President of the United States wasn't a total fucking shitbucket of a person. Following the terrorist attack in Charlottesville over the weekend, the steak salesman currently occupying the White House predictably botched his initial statement on the tragedy. Former POTUS Barack Obama, however, struck quite a chord with the nation.
The first tweet in Obama's thread now stands as one of the most liked tweets in history, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. At the time of this article's publication, the Mandela-quoting tweet was the second most-liked tweet of all time. In first place is the message Ariana Grande posted following the fatal bombing at her Manchester Arena show earlier this year.
Obama's Twitter activity post-presidency has been sporadic, but impactful. When news broke that Sen. John McCain—who previously ran against Obama in the 2008 presidential election—had been diagnosed with brain cancer, Obama took to Twitter to share a message of support:
Obama has also used his social media presence after leaving the White House to speak out about National Gun Violence Awareness Day, the aforementioned Manchester attack, the Affordable Care Act, and the death of rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry.
Meanwhile, the current POTUS is busy retweeting violent memes depicting CNN reporters being hit by trains:
At the time of this writing, Mr. Grab 'Em by the Pussy's most recent tweets included a jab at those resigning from his manufacturing council in protest and an endorsement of Luther Strange, a guy in Alabama who is apparently a real person.
Please tweet more, Obama.