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Barack Obama's 'thank you' tweet becomes his most popular ever

He delivered his farewell address from Chicago

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Barack Obama, US President, Donald Trump
US President Barack Obama wipes his tears while speaking about US First Lady Michelle Obama during his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois, on Tuesday.(Photo: Bllomberg)

President Barack Obama's tweet following his farewell address to the nation has become the most popular post on the presidential account.

Obama tweeted from the @account last night: "Thank you for everything. 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."

As of midday, the message had been retweeted more than 500,000 times. spokesman says that outperforms his previous top tweet, a message posted after the Supreme Court's June 2015 decision to overturn state bans on gay marriage.

The @account has more than 13 million followers.

Obama's personal @BarackObama account has more than 80 million followers.

First Published: Thu, January 12 2017. 04:20 IST