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Twitter: Obama’s ‘thank you’ tweet his most popular ever

/ 05:39 AM January 12, 2017

WASHINGTON  — President Barack Obama’s tweet following his farewell address to the nation has become the most popular post on the presidential account.

Obama tweeted from the @POTUS account Tuesday night: “Thank you for everything. My last ask is the same as my first. I’m asking you to believe_not in my ability to create change, but in yours.”

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As of midday Wednesday, the message had been retweeted more than 500,000 times. Twitter spokesman Nick Pacilio says that outperforms his previous top tweet, a message posted after the Supreme Court’s June 2015 decision to overturn state bans on gay marriage.

The @POTUS account has more than 13 million followers. Obama’s personal @BarackObama account has more than 80 million followers. TVJ

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TOPICS: Barack Obama, Farewell Address, Gay Marriage, Obama, Social Media, Supreme Court, Twitter
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