Pentagon ‘erroneously’ retweets call for Trump to resign
On Thursday afternoon, the official @DeptofDefense Twitter account retweeted a call for President Trump to resign.
“The solution is simple… Roy Moore: Step down from the race. Al Franken: Resign from congress. Donald Trump: Resign from the presidency. GOP: Stop making sexual assault a partisan issue. It’s a crime as is your hypocrisy,” read the tweet from the user @ProudResister.
So the DoD's official account just rt'd this: pic.twitter.com/aZTabIO6D4— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) November 16, 2017
The erroneous endorsement was noted by Julio Rosas, a reported for the Independent Journal Review (IJR), who snapped a screenshot of the Pentagon Twitter feed. Within four minutes, the retweet had been deleted.
An “authorized operator” of the account “erroneously re-tweeted content that would not be endorsed by the Department of Defense,” Politico reported, citing Colonel Rob Manning. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White issued a similarly worded statement 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
The original tweet by @ProudResister remains live.
The solution is simple...— PROUD RESISTER 👊 (@ProudResister) November 16, 2017
Roy Moore: Step down from the race.
Al Franken: Resign from congress.
Donald Trump: Resign from the presidency.
GOP: Stop making sexual assault a partisan issue. It’s a crime as is your hypocrisy.
He also called for Judge Roy Moore, the Republican candidate in the special election for a Senate seat in Alabama, to “step down” after the Washington Post accused him of sexual assault. Moore has rejected the charges as “scurrilous” and “false” and refuses to drop out of the race, despite the Republican leadership in Congress siding against him.
Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota) was accused Thursday morning of sexually assaulting broadcaster Leeann Tweeden during a USO tour of the Middle East in 2006.