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Obama had the most popular tweets of the year, not Trump

Recode’s Kurt Wagner: “Twitter came out on Tuesday with its annual list of the most popular tweets, moments and hashtags of 2017. As expected, a U.S. president was responsible for many of the most “Liked” and retweeted posts of the year. Perhaps unexpectedly, that president was Barack Obama, not Donald Trump.”