The Pentagon today quickly disavowed what it called a mistaken retweet from its official social media account of an activist’s call for President Donald Trump to step down.
A Twitter user identified as @proudresister, in referring to recent allegations of sexual misconduct, tweeted: “The solution is simple… Roy Moore: Step down from the race. Al Franken: Resign from congress.” The tweet concluded with “Donald Trump: Resign from the presidency. GOP: Stop making assault a partisan issue. It’s a crime as is your hypocrisy.”
Pentagon spokesman Col. Rob Manning issued a statement explaining that an “authorized operator” of the account “erroneously re-tweeted content that would not be endorsed by the Department of Defense.” Read more at POLITICO.