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Trump Mocked After Humorous Article Suggests He Demanded Facebook Investigation Into Why Obama's Post Gets Lots Of Likes

Date August 9, 2019 15:54

Some people may not care much about getting lots of likes on social media, but there are others who can be nearly obsessive about the numbers of reactions their posts get. But the idea that someone may go as far as launching a social media investigation does seem kind of far-fetched.

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Trump's Twitter vs Obama's

Based on Twitter followers alone, it's pretty clear to see that Barack Obama is more popular than Donald Trump. While the former president boasts of over 108 million followers, the current POTUS is further behind with 62.9 million.

And it's not just about followership either. Some Twitter users have noticed that in terms of likes, Obama comes on top.

So, if Trump is feeling competitive on social media, we imagine he won't be too thrilled with these numbers.

A hilarious report

Perhaps based on the possibility that Trump is incensed over Obama's social media engagement, a satirical article was published in The New Yorker with claims that POTUS launched an investigation into Obama's likes.

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The humorous report, which of course isn't factual, stated that Trump was very furious when he learned that a status update by Obama got so many likes.

The article mentioned that Trump felt Obama's post getting over 850,000 likes was suspicious.

There is absolutely no way that eight hundred and fifty thousand people liked Obama’s post, I know a lot of people, and absolutely none of them like Obama.

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As a result, a very annoyed Trump asked Facebook to investigate the matter and demanded that they remove a few hundred thousand likes from the former president and give them to him (Trump).

Funny reactions

In response to the article, many took to Twitter to post about how funny the idea was.

Even though a lot of them understood that such a thing didn't happen, the possibility sure tickled a lot of ribs.

Sure, the report may have been fake, it sure did put a smile on the face of many.