Obama's tweet after farewell address was most popular POTUS post

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 POTUS account Tuesday 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.”

President Obama (r.), First Lady Michelle Obama (c.) and their daughter Malia smile after his farewell speech on Tuesday, Jan. 10.

(KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/EPA)

As of midday Wednesday, the message had been retweeted more than 500,000 times.

Twitter spokesman Nick Pacilio 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.

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The POTUS account has more than 13 million followers. Obama’s personal account has more than 80 million followers.

Obama asked Americans to believe in their own ability to create change after his farewell speech.

Obama asked Americans to believe in their own ability to create change after his farewell speech.

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

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