Ex-US President Barack Obama

Former U.S. President was quoted by Nelson Mandela in response to clashes between racists and their opponents in Virginia.

Tweet ex-US President Barack Obama after clashes in Charlottesville has become the most popular in the history of Twitter, according to data on the website favstar.fm tracking user activity.

Recall, hundreds of racists held a rally in Charlottesville to protest against intention of the authorities to dismantle the monument to General of the troops of the Confederacy Robert Edward Lee, who advocated the preservation of the slave system. During the March, clashes of supporters of right-wing organizations and their opponents, during which killed a woman.

Earlier in the micro-blogging service, Obama quoted South African political figure Nelson Mandela.

“No one is born hating another person because of skin color, origin or religion . People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can taught to love, for love is more natural to the human heart than its opposite − Nelson Mandela,” wrote the former President in a message that was split into three tweets.

The first part of the record scored more than the 2.73 million likes.

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…” pic.twitter.com/InZ58zkoAm

— Barack Obama (@’s presidency) 13 Aug 2017

Note that the previous most popular tweet was a recording singer Ariana Grande after the attack on may 22 in Manchester: “Broken. With all my heart I am very, very sorry. I have no words.” This tweet got about 2.72 million likes.

A farewell tweet to Obama attracted a record number of likes