>> 2017 was politically a highly divisive year, and Twitter was the place for celebrities, leaders, and activists to vent. But according to data released by Twitter on Tuesday, the most popular tweet of 2017 had nothing to do with politics. A 16 year old garnered 3.6 million retweets in hopes of a year's worth of free Wendy's chicken nuggets.
Sadly, he never reached his goal, but Wendy's granted the free nuggets anyway. President Trump ranked 21st on his favorite social media platform with 44 million Twitter followers and was the most tweeted about leader of 2017. But, as this is sure to bother the 45th president, the most liked tweet of the year was the 44th president, President Barack Obama when he tweeted a famous Nelson Mandela quote.
A sentiment which at least 4.6 million officially liked. Singer Ariana Grande's tweet following the horrific Manchester terrorist attack this year that killed 22 people came in as the second most liked tweet of the year. Fox News and CNN topped the list of most tweeted about news outlets. The most tweeted activist hashtag this year was Resist referring to the Trump resistance movement followed by the #MAGA, an acronym of Trump's famous catchphrase.