Donald Trump, Barack Obama dominate Twitter year, but chicken nuggets prevail

Carter Wilkerson

Barack Obama Had 3 of the 10 Most Retweeted Tweets of 2017 (Sorry, President Trump)

Despite his status as a truly prolific tweeter, President Donald Trump will not be finding any of his tweets on this year's official Twitter list of most retweeted tweets.

Twitter on Tuesday released its top trending people and topics for 2017, ranging from sports to politics to Korean boy bands.

The most-liked tweet of the year was from Mr Obama. (Sad!) And much to his chagrin, his predecessor Barack Obama managed to make that not once, not twice, but three times. I'm asking you to believe-not in my ability to create change, but in yours.") as well as the eighth most-retweeted post for his Inauguration Day tweet ("It's been the honor of my life to serve you.

A 16-year-old named Carter Wilkerson, @carterjwm, garnered 3.6 million retweets in his campaign for a year's supply of nuggets from Wendy's.

Obama took three of the top 10 spots on the list.

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The current occupant of the White House was, however, the most tweeted-about world leader though. He was the subject of the seventh most-shared tweet, with a tweet from Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James knocking Trump for rescinding Stephen Curry's invitation to the White House in honour of the Golden State Warrior's National Basketball Association championship.

US President Donald Trump, whose posts on the site have become a key part of his communication strategy, hasn't even made the top 10 most retweeted or liked tweets this year.

It was also the second most-liked post on the social media platform.

Of course, the political atmosphere in America, activism and hashtags ruled Twitter, with #Resist the most used.

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