Former US presidents condemn Charlottesville violence

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"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion", Obama tweeted on August 12.

With 1.5 million retweets, Obama's most-liked tweet sits at the fourth spot behind One Direction's Louis Tomlinson's who has 2.57 million retweets, Ellen Degeneres's Oscar selfie with 3.44 million retweets, and a kid who just asked for chicken nuggets but ended up with 3.65 million retweets. It also was the fifth-most retweeted post of all-time, with 1.3 million, according to tweet-tracking tool Favstar.

'For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite'. White supremacists were protesting for the removal of a statue of a Confederate General Robert E. Lee from Emancipation Park.

Obama posted the quote across a series of tweets Saturday, the first paired with a photo of the former president and a group of young children.

Mr Trump initially condemned "hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides", but on Tuesday bowed to mounting political pressure and spoke out against the hate groups involved. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova suggested that former US President Barack Obama read what Nelson Mandela wrote about the killed Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi.

It's interesting to see how the most-liked tweets compare by tweeter, content, and tone.

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson 2011 tweet at Harry Styles (2.57 million) is ahead of Obama's tweet in terms of reposting.

His post calling John McCain an "American hero" after the USA senator was diagnosed with cancer, and his first tweet since leaving the White House saying he would soon "get back to work" are the fourth and fifth most-liked on Twitter.

Barack Obama's tweet about the violence in Charlottesville continues to go viral, the Los Angeles Times noted.

Trump's Tuesday comments appeared to walk back remarks he'd made a day before calling out white nationalists, or so-called alt-right supporters.