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Obama Charlottesville tweet is third-most liked ever

Former president Barack Obama still knows how to find the right words after a national tragedy.

Obama’s tweet Saturday quoting Nelson Mandela in the wake of white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Va., is the third-most liked tweet since Twitter launched with 2,375,212 likes.

One woman was killed and 19 people were injured when a man, who had been a part of a white supremacist rally in downtown Charlottesville, rammed his car into a crowd of people.

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…” Obama’s tweet read.

The quote is from former South African president Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom. 

I always knew that deep down in every human heart, there is mercy and generosity. No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.

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