Former President Barack Obama returned to Twitter under his old handle and got more retweets than any inauguration day tweet from President Trump in 18 minutes.
Hi everybody! Back to the original handle. Is this thing still on? Michelle and I are off on a quick vacation, then we’ll get back to work.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 20, 2017
Here was Trump’s most popular tweet about his inaugural address:
January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 20, 2017
Trump’s most popular tweet from his inaugural address got 110K likes in over 3 hours. Obama surpassed Trump in a matter of minutes. Barack Obama may have left the White House, but he isn’t going anywhere.
Obama remains the most popular politician in the United States of America. Trump may temporarily occupy the White House, but it is Obama who owns the hearts of the majority of the people.
Trump offers up a lot of empty talk about “the people,” but if Twitter is any indication, the people are still standing with Obama.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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