There is a new record on Twitter.

FOX's Carley Shimkus has more:

Former President Obama breaks a major social media record. His tweet responding to the deadly riot in Charlottesville is now the most popular in Twitter history.

The former President reacted to the violent clash with a Nelson Mandela quote, writing:

His tweet also included a photo that shows him smiling at a group of children of different races. The popular post has racked up over 3.2 million likes, quickly surpassing the previous record.

Ariana Grande's response to the Manchester terror attack which holds 2.7 million likes. Meanwhile, President Trump facing backlash for blaming the deadly riots on both white supremacists and counter-protesters.

Carley Shimkus, FOX News. 

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