Barack Obama trounces Trump in most popular tweets of 2017

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No tweets by President Trump made Twitter's list of the year's most retweeted posts. Aside from the silly positivity of the chicken nuggets guy and LeBron James' infamous "U Bum" comment, numerous other top tweets centered support during tragedy.

A tweet by Carter Wilkerson "Help me please. a man needs his nuggs" which was retweeted 3.6 million times was the most retweeted tweet of this year, according to a data compiled by Twitter.

He came up short of Wendy's target of 18 million retweets, but Wendy's still gave him the nuggets and a $100,000 donation in his name to the Wendy's-linked Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. The star's admission that she was "broken" by events was retweeted more than a million times. Soon after it was posted in August, it attracted a record 4.5 million likes.

One particular example was pop star Ariana Grande's heartbreaking tweet following a suicide bombing moments after her concert in Manchester, England, in May.

The post is now the most retweeted in the social media site's history, and the food chain has agreed to award Wilkerson his nuggets.

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While it was filled with the names of presidents, National Basketball Association stars and musicians, one young man from Reno, Nevada took the top spot for the most retweeted tweet of the last 12 months.

Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington died on July 20 - and the band's simple memorial of a photo of Bennington in concert on the day of his death received 787,000 retweets.

Between hurricanes, white supremacists and politics, it was a pretty dark year for the most popular tweets on Twitter. Cleveland Cavaliers star Lebron James was seventh, with a tweet that criticized President Donald Trump over his decision to rescind Stephen Curry's invitation to the White House to celebrate the Golden State Warrior's National Basketball Association championship.

But three tweets by former President Obama made the list. Obama took three of the top 10 spots on the list. In the end, Martin received over 623k retweets and donated a total of $10,000 worth of dog food.

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