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Barack Obama's Charlottesville Tweet Is Most Liked Tweet of All Time

Former President Barack Obama has the second-most liked tweet to ever be sent out on the social media platform.

His tweet was in reaction to the white supremacist rally that occurred over the weekend, and at this time, has over 2.4 million likes and over 1 million retweets.

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…” the former President tweeted. The quote comes from Nelson Mandela’s autobiography “Long Walk to Freedom.”

The current most-liked tweet on the social media platform is Ariana Grande‘s tweet reacting to the bombing at the Manchester, England arena where she was performing. This tweet has 2.7 million likes.

UPDATE: The post is now the MOST liked tweet of all time with 2.8 million likes so far.

Barack Obama's Brother-in-Law Lands Important NBA Gig!

  • Michelle Obama‘s brother, Craig Robinson, will be working directly with the New York Knicks – TMZ
  • Listen to Serayah‘s hot new song! – Just Jared Jr
  • Countess Luanne is dishing on her divorce details – DListed
  • Ryan Seacrest made a rare appearance with his girlfriend - TooFab
  • Can you believe what happened on Game of Thrones last night? – Towleroad
  • How are Lea Michele and her new boyfriend doing? – J-14

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Michelle Obama Wishes Barack a Happy 56th Birthday!

Michelle Obama took to social media to wish her husband, former President Barack Obama, a happy birthday on Friday (August 4).

The former POTUS is celebrating his 56th birthday and he is getting a ton of well wishes on social media!

“Another year older, but the same phenomenal guy I married nearly 25 years ago. Happy birthday, @BarackObama — we love you so much!” Michelle wrote on Instagram.

Michelle wrote a message to the followers of Obama.org that day as well.

“Today is Barack‘s birthday, and this year, I want to do something a little different for him. I don’t have a card for you to sign. Instead, I have something that I know would mean even more to Barack than your well-wishes (and that’s saying something): I’m asking you to share with Barack, right now, how you’re stepping up to be a better citizen in your community. I’m asking you to share your own ‘daily act of citizenship,’” she wrote. “This work — these personal, local, daily acts of citizenship — is what the Obama Foundation is all about. This work is what my husband is all about.”

Happy birthday Barack!

Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton & More Send Support to John McCain After Cancer Diagnosis

Since news of Senator John McCain‘s cancer diagnosis broke, some of Washington DC’s biggest politicians are sending well wishes to the senator.

Earlier today, the 80-year-old senator released a statement saying that he was recently diagnosed with brain cancer, but doing “amazingly well” at the moment.

Former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and Vice President Mike Pence are just a few of the politicians that have taken to Twitter to send their support and respect to John during his battle.

Read their tweets below.

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Barack Obama & Family Go White Water Rafting on Bali Vacation!

Barack Obama is getting in some family time to kick off the summer!

The 55-year-old former president, along with his wife Michelle and their daughters Malia and Sasha, were spotted enjoying some time together on Monday (June 26) in Bali, Indonesia.

The family even decided to get adventurous and went white water rafting down the Ayung River.

Indonesia is a special place for the Obamas, as Barack lived there for several years as a child.

According to the Associated Press, Barack is expected to travel to Yogyakarta with his half-sister Maya Soetoro-Ng to visit the area where his mother did anthropological research.

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Barack Obama May Have Given Away the Gender of Beyonce's Twins!

Barack Obama may just have spilled the gender of Beyonce and Jay Z‘s twins!

While helping to induct Jay into Songwriter Hall of Fame, the former President gave some insight to their friendship.

Barack opened up about how both men didn’t have a father, didn’t have much growing up and how they both love their daughters.

Jay and I are also fools for our daughters. Although, he’s going to have me beat once those twins show up,” Barack said during the speech.

Fans are speculating that it means Beyonce and Jay are expecting two little girls. This would give the couple three girls, as opposed to Barack‘s two daughters.

Only time will tell if Barack actually broke the news!

You can watch Barack‘s speech to Jay Z here.

Barack Obama Inducts Jay Z as First Hip-Hop Artist into Songwriters Hall of Fame

Jay Z has officially become the first hip-hop artist inducted into the Songwriter Hall of Fame!

The 46-year-old entertainer skipped the event as he awaits the arrival of the birth of his twins, but he was inducted into the Hall of Fame by former President Barack Obama.

CHECK OUT: Jay Z Uses Twitter to Thank All of His Inspirations

“I like to think Mr. Carter and I understand each other. Nobody who met us as younger men would have expected us to be where we are today,” Obama said. “We know what it’s like not to have a father around, we know what it’s like not to come from much, and to know people who didn’t get the same breaks that we did. So we try to prop open those doors of opportunity so that it’s a little easier for those who come up behind us to succeed as well.”

Obama continued: “Like all of you, I am a fan, and I’ve been listening to Jay since I was a young and hungry state senator. I sampled his lyrics to close my speech at Selma. I tweeted a reference to ‘My First Song’ as I was putting my finishing touches on my State of the Union address. I was brushing dirt off my shoulders during a campaign.”

The former president ended his speech with a joke saying, “I’m pretty sure I’m the only president to listen to Jay Z’s music in the Oval Office. That may change at some point but I’m pretty sure it’s true now.”

You can watch Barack Obama‘s speech to Jay Z here.

Congrats Jay Z!