Everyone knows Donald Trump is obsessed with Twitter. But Hillary Clinton, it turns out, is the real winner on the social media platform.
Two Clinton tweets were the most retweeted political messages in 2016, while The Donald was runner-up with one of his tweets being third most retweeted, according to Twitter data sent to Mashable.
Heartwarming messages, sharp one-liners, and cutesy birthday shout-outs were among the nine most retweeted political tweets of 2016.
Like the political tweets, trending topics and hashtags also told the story of 2016 a year that saw police brutality, a mass shooting targeting the LGBT community, unexpected international shifts like the Brexit vote and the unprecedented election of a reality star businessman as U.S. president.
Not too surprisingly, #Election2016 was the most popular trending topic in news and politics. It was followed by Brexit, #BlackLivesMatter, #LoveisLove, #PrayforOrlando, Alton Sterling, #InternationalWomensDay, Panama Papers, #PrayforNice and Turkey.
Without further ado, here are the top political tweets of the year (No. 1 might make you tear up):
9. The moment we realized Donald Trump won
Retweet if you are:
-In any other way completely terrified right now
Mason (@larkieswiftie) November 9, 2016
8. The moment Trump realized Trump won
Such a beautiful and important evening! The forgotten man and woman will never be forgotten again. We will all come together as never before
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2016
7. Obama’s warming dose of love for America
(This 2012 message was retweeted 236,627 times in 2016)
6. This dude’s Obama shoutout
5. Chris Evans describing the first taste of post-election grief
This is an embarrassing night for America. We’ve let a hatemonger lead our great nation. We’ve let a bully set our course. I’m devastated.
Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 9, 2016
4. The presidential bromance brought to life through a perfect birthday shout-out
Happy 55th, Barack! A brother to me, a best friend forever. pic.twitter.com/uNsxouTKOO
Vice President Biden (@VP) August 4, 2016
3. Trump’s Election Day call to arms
TODAY WE MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 8, 2016
2. That one time Clinton shut it down real quick
1. And the emotional message of hope she gave to the women of America on Nov. 9
“To all the little girls watching…never doubt that you are valuable and powerful & deserving of every chance & opportunity in the world.”
Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 9, 2016