Hillary Clinton Ruled Politics Twitter in 2016

And voters are really going to miss President Obama

This year's presidential race quickly turned into a war fought over Twitter. Here are the most popular political tweets of 2016. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) shows us.

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She may have lost the election, but Hillary Clinton can take comfort in the fact that she dominated the political conversation on Twitter in 2016.

This week the social network released #ThisHappened, a look back at the year in tweets—and when it came to politics Twitter, even perpetual tweeter and President-elect Donald Trump couldn’t keep up with his opponent.

A hopeful excerpt from Clinton’s concession speech was the most retweeted political message of the year—it was also favorited more than one million times:

Clinton also took the number two spot for this catty message to her opponent:

Trump came in third with this simple message to his supporters on Election Day:

Vice President Joe Biden placed fourth for this August tweet in which he made his bromance with President Barack Obama public:

In fact, many tweets on the list reflect how much voters will miss Obama when he leaves office—the 2012 tweet celebrating his reelection win is still among the top 10 political retweets four years later (number seven, to be exact):

Surprisingly, however, #Election2016 was not the year’s most popular trending topic—#Rio2016 ended up taking the gold medal thanks to nonstop Olympics coverage.

Among the year’s other top hashtags were #PokemonGo, #Brexit, #BlackLivesMatter and #RIP (because of the large number of celebrity deaths).

In pop culture news, Game of Thrones was the trendiest TV show, and the Oscars were the most popular award show on the social network.

Disclosure: Donald Trump is the father-in-law of Jared Kushner, the publisher of Observer Media.

Hillary Clinton Ruled Politics Twitter in 2016