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Trump’s Twitter storms make us pine for Obama’s thoughtful calm

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U.S. President Donald Trump's Twitter storms continue to keep the world on its toes. But he is nowhere close to his predecessor, President Barack Obama, in the number of "likes" the latter's most popular post earned this year.

Quoting Nelson Mandela, Obama decried white supremacism: "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion."

Eleven months after his departure from the White House, Obama's words and actions still command popular attention.

While most politicians leave the hub of politics that is Washington, D.C., upon retirement, the Obamas chose to stay in the nation's capital, mainly for their daughters' education.

When Obama accompanied 19-year-old Malia........

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