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Trump tweets: Obama's shared more than sitting USA president

Trump tweets: Obama's shared more than sitting USA president

Singer Ariana Grande's heartbreaking Twitter post following the terror attack at her concert in Manchester, England has become the second most popular tweet of 2017.

The current USA president made neither the most-retweeted nor the most-shared lists this year.

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

Wonder Woman was unveiled as America's Most Tweeted About Movie, topping La La Land and Dunkirk, while Game of Thrones was declared the Most Tweeted About TV Show, beating Stranger Things and reality series Big Brother to number one.

US President Donald Trump continued to dominate Twitter in 2017 even though former President Barack Obama's tweets were more liked and both were blown away by one man's quest for free chicken nuggets.

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Obama was also responsible for three of the ten most-retweeted tweets of the year.

He came up short of Wendy's target of 18 million retweets, but Wendy's still gave him the nuggets and a US$100,000 (S$135,000) donation in his name to the Wendy's-linked Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

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

Curry, and others on the team, said that he didn't want to visit Trump in the White House. He came in number one for top tweeted US elected officials, with Vice-President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan taking second and third, respectively.

Click through the slideshow to see the list of most-retweeted tweets of the year... Next came @SallyQYates, the former acting attorney-general who was also fired by Trump.


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