By Tuesday evening, Obama’s response to the Charlottesville #Violence became the most liked and the 7th most retweeted #Tweet in the #History Of Twitter.

Following the fatal violence that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, Former US President Obama sent out a tweet condemning bigotry, which then became the most liked tweet in the history of Twitter. It also became the seventh most retweeted tweet in history.

Far right rally ended in deaths

A far-right rally had taken place in Charlottesville shortly before violence broke out, killing three people and injuring at least 39. The incident went viral worldwide and resulted in an outcry from various groups.

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Obama tweeted in response, saying:

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion,” the tweet said, “People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love … For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite,” he said, quoting Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa.

The tweet also had a picture of Obama smiling with four children. The tweet was retweeted over 1.2 million times and received over 2.7 million likes by Tuesday evening globally.

The tweet surpassed Ariana Grande’s tweet following the deadly Manchester attack following her concert last June.

Other Responses To the Violence

President Trump also spoke about the incident from his vacation in New Jersey. His response to the violence in Charlottesville has been receiving a heavy amount of criticism and backlash [VIDEO] over the past few days.

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The main criticism against his statement was his lack of condemnation towards white supremacy groups who appear to be supporting his presidency.

Trump had said: “We condemn in the possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides, on many sides.” Many were outraged at his speech, claiming that blaming “many sides” was a way of refusing to out-rightly denounce Neo-Nazism and white supremacy, while others believed he should have outright condemned the individual groups in attendance.

A statement made on an infamous Neo-Nazi website also infuriated many, as it commented on Trump’s words on the Charlottesville far-right rally, saying: “Trump comments were good… He said he loves us all. Also refused to answer a question about white nationalists supporting him. No condemnation at all. When asked to condemn, he just walked out of the room. Really, really good. God bless him.”