This Is the Most Popular Presidential Tweet Ever

'My last ask is the same as my first...'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2017 12:51 PM CST
President Barack Obama waves after the conclusion of his farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Newser) – On one of the last days of his presidency, President Obama sent out the most popular tweet ever tweeted from the @POTUS account, the AP reports. "Thank you for everything," Obama tweeted following Tuesday's farewell address. "My last ask is the same as my first. I'm asking you to believe—not in my ability to create change, but in yours." The tweet had more than 550,000 retweets by Wednesday afternoon, topping the account's previous most popular tweet about gay marriage becoming legal. The @FLOTUS account also sent out a tweet following Obama's farewell address, per ABC News. "So proud of @POTUS and all that we've accomplished together," Michelle Obama tweeted. "An incredible journey filled with remarkable people. I love you Barack." (Read more Barack Obama stories.)

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