Barack Obama Breaks Twitter Record

As Donald Trump prepares to take the stage for a press conference, Barack Obama is still basking in the attention he received last night for his farewell address to the nation.

According to Twitter, his tweet from last night received more retweets than anything he's posted before. 

The tweet is approaching nearly one million likes, and has been retweeted over 470,000 times. 

"My fellow Americans, it has been the honor of my life to serve you. I won’t stop; in fact, I will be right there with you, as a citizen, for all my remaining days. But for now, whether you are young or whether you’re young at heart, I do have one final ask of you as your president — the same thing I asked when you took a chance on me 8 years ago. I am asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about change – but in yours." President @BarackObama delivered a farewell address last night in the city that launched his political career. In his speech, he declared his continued confidence in the American experiment. But he warned, in the wake of a toxic presidential election, that economic inequity, racism and closed-mindedness threatened to shred the nation’s democratic fabric. @nytmills took this photo of a tearful President #Obama last night in #Chicago. Visit the link in our profile to see the full video and text from the speech.
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