Obama's - not Trump's - tweets make 2017 top 10 retweet list

Chicken nugget guy Obama among most retweeted of 2017

Chicken nugget guy Obama among most retweeted of 2017 Saskatoon 650 CKOM Daniella Ponticelli

President Donald Trump's tweets are more consequential than your average bear's - they might, on a given morning, tick off an American ally, say, or raise the possibility of a nuclear attack, but they aren't all that - according to Twitter, which released its compilation of 2017's top tweets and trends.

Likely, the biggest surprise is what is not included on the list: a tweet from Pres. Donald Trump.

Click through the slideshow to see the list of most-retweeted tweets of the year...

Twitter revealed the year's most liked and retweeted tweets on Tuesday (Dec 5), reflecting how a nation bitterly divided between Republicans and Democrats is likewise split on social media. The Charlottesville tweet came in at No. 2, with 1.7 million retweets. Another tweet, which he shared after Senator John McCain's brain cancer diagnosis was made public, received more than 2 million likes, making it the third most-liked of 2017. In the latter, Obama wrote on the day of Trump's inauguration that "it's been the honor of my life to serve you".

It came from fast food lover Carter Wilkerson, who, on a quest for a year's worth of free chicken nuggets, pleaded with the world to retweet: "HELP ME PLEASE".

Following behind Trump on the list of most tweeted about elected world leaders were, in order, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and French President Emmanuel Macron. He also came in No. 1 for top tweeted US elected officials, with Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan taking second and third.

Obama-era officials dominated the list of top-followed new political accounts, led by former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was sacked by Trump last March.

Obama took three of the top 10 spots on the list.

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