Department of Defense Retweets Call For President To Resign
The Department of Defense retweeted a post Thursday calling for the president’s resignation.
The Pentagon marred its Twitter presence briefly by retweeting a post from a Twitter user named “PROUD RESISTER” that proposed a so-called “simple” solution to the sexual harassment situation going on in Washington. The Twitter user appears to be a staunch critic of the right, as well as the president, and seems to be affiliated with the website proudresister.com, which sells resistance merchandise.
Unlike the act of liking a post, retweeting is a two-step process.
The Defense Department’s official Twitter account — @deptofdefense — retweeted a comment saying Trump should resign. It’s since been unretweeted pic.twitter.com/bLA8QAo4Sc
— Dave Brown (@dave_brown24) November 16, 2017
The Department of Defense promptly undid the retweet, but not before journalists and other Twitter users noticed and took screenshots.
The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to the Pentagon for an explanation of what may have been an accident, but as of press time, the Department of Defense had not provided a direct answer to inquiries.
The Pentagon has since issued an explanation on Twitter.
An authorized operator of the @DeptofDefense’s official Twitter site erroneously retweeted content that would not be endorsed by the Department of Defense. The operator caught this error and immediately deleted it.
— Dana W. White – DoD (@ChiefPentSpox) November 16, 2017
Editor’s Note: This piece was updated to include the Department of Defense’s response on Twitter.
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