Obama responds to Charlottesville with one of the most liked tweets in history

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After a “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly on Saturday, former president Barack Obama reached out on Twitter to comfort Americans.

While President Trump was silent on the platform, refusing to address the violent clash between hate groups and protesters for hours, Obama shared a powerful message in the form of a Nelson Mandella quote about hate and the potential to love.

The first of Obama’s three tweets has since become the third most-liked tweet in history, according to Esquire

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