Donald Trump, Barack Obama dominate Twitter year, but chicken nuggets prevail

Pauline Gross
December 6, 2017

Twitter has released it's annual list of most-liked and most-retweeted posts of 2017, and former President Barack Obama has a few mentions on 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.

That was also the second most retweeted item at 1.7 million times.

In May, Carter Wilkerson officially became the author of the tweet with the most retweets in Twitter history - more than 3,433,000 - taking the crown from the previous record-holder, Ellen DeGeneres, who got more than 3,430,000 retweets on a star-studded selfie at the Oscars.

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Wonder Woman was unveiled as America's Most Tweeted About Movie, topping La La Land and Dunkirk, while Game of Thrones was declared the Most Tweeted About TV Show, beating Stranger Things and reality series Big Brother to number one.

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.

Obama took three of the top 10 spots on the list. Cleveland Cavaliers star James landed at the seventh spot, with a tweet that criticized President Donald Trump over his decision to rescind Stephen Curry's invitation to the White House to celebrate the Golden State Warrior's National Basketball Association championship. He also came in No. 1 for top tweeted USA elected officials, with Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan taking second and third. President Trump had none of his tweets on the list, "nor did any of his posts crack the top three tweets with the most likes", Politico reports.

With the media in Trump's crosshairs, it was also in the sights of Twitter users.

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