Obama's Charlottesville Response Becomes Second-Most-Liked Tweet Ever

The former president's Nelson Mandela quote has racked up more than 2 million likes in three days.

President Obama's Charlottesville response has become the second-most-liked tweet ever, in just three days.

Obama’s posting of a quote from Nelson Mandela's autobiography Long Walk to Freedom and a photo of himself with children of different races has racked up 2.5 million likes since Saturday.

The quote reads in full: "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love. For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."

He shared the full quote in a series of three tweets, though the first is the one that garnered the most likes. 

Obama's tweet falls just short of the most-liked tweet ever, Ariana Grande’s post following a fatal bombing at the site of her concert in Manchester, which has 2.7 million likes.

Meanwhile, none of President Trump's tweets since Saturday have more than a few hundred thousand likes.

Later on Tuesday, Twitter announced that Obama's tweet has now topped the list.