Obama's message on Mandela, white supremacy and religion is the most popular tweet ever

Obama's message on Mandela, white supremacy and religion is the most popular tweet ever

- Former US president, Barack Obama, recently tweeted against the white supremacist march in Charlottesville

- He quoted Nelson Mandela

- His tweet has received 2.7 million likes so far, making it the second most popular ever

Barack Obama is known for his measured approach and careful choice of words.

In response to the white supremacist march in Charlottesville over the weekend, the US former president quoted perhaps the greatest statesman ever - Nelson Mandela.

His shared the quote on Twitter and it has garnered more than 2.7 million likes so far, making it the second most popular tweet ever.

The quote reads: "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion..."

Obama accompanied his tweet with a picture of himself interacting with four children of different racial backgrounds.

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Barack Obama quoted Nelson Mandela to help preach a message of racial tolerance. Photos: AP

Barack Obama quoted Nelson Mandela to help preach a message of racial tolerance. Source: AP

The powerful tweet has touched the hearts of millions around the world and has helped preached a message of racial tolerance.

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The most popular tweet so far belongs to singer Ariana Grande, whose response to the Manchester terrorist attack earlier this year garnered 2.7 million likes. It is quite possible Obama's tweet will surpass this.

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