Power 100: Barack Obama

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Barack Obama, Former President of the United States

Not since Herbert Hoover has a former president actually made Washington, D.C. his home. The Obamas bought a house in Kalorama and will remain there at least until their younger daughter Sasha finishes high school. Obama has tweeted in defense of the “Dreamers,” young illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. by their parents, whose future in this country is now in jeopardy under Trump. But he has otherwise said little in public despite Trump’s determined attempts to dismantle his legacy. And as an example of the former president’s continued global reach and influence, Obama beat Trump at own game: Twitter. The current Tweeter-in-chief who takes to the social media platform daily, didn’t even make the top 10 of Twitter’s most retweeted missives of 2017, while Obama’s tweets comprised three of the them. One – his tweet in the wake of the Charlottesville protests – became the most liked tweet in history.

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