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Why Did The Pentagon Just Tweet Against Trump?

One News Page Staff Saturday, 18 November 2017
Why Did The Pentagon Just Tweet Against Trump?by

Twitter is – let’s face it – an odd beast. At one time, it was the bastion of micro-blogging and the go-to social network for young people, corporations and celebrities alike. If anything, it was once seen as the go-to place to hang out with genuine stars online – and since then, in the decade since it was first established, it has become something of a source for main media news and unfolding stories. It’s the infamous mouthpiece for U.S. President Donald Trump, who regularly swerves around the mass media serving what he has termed as ‘fake news’ by posting his own thoughts and opinions through his massively-followed feed. Therefore, even the big media corporations and seasoned journalists are taking to Twitter to find out just what’s happening in the world – and what Trump has to say next on global affairs.

This week, however, Trump has been indirectly referred to in a Twitter faux pas that lands at the door of U.S. Defense – because, of course, even the Pentagon has a Twitter account, with over 5 million followers hanging on their every word (or should that be every character?). A tweet posted by user @ProudResister made claims that a series of governmental figures – Trump, Roy Moore, Al Franken and the GOP in general – should either resign or refrain from continuing down their respective paths. In reference to the GOP, the post read “Stop making sexual assault a partisan issue. It’s a crime as is your hypocrisy.” The real kicker here, however – is that for some reason, the official Pentagon Twitter handle chose to retweet the statement. But why?

It’s been claimed by Col Rob Manning, speaking on behalf of the US Defense Department, that the official Twitter account had “erroneously retweeted content that would not be endorsed by the Department of Defense.” It’s also been stated that the error was ‘caught’ and ‘immediately deleted’. As anyone using the internet will know, however, if you’re high profile – a mistake can be screenshotted and regurgitated worldwide until the end of time.

Pentagon 'Erroneously' Shares Post Saying Trump Should Resign
Watch: Pentagon 'Erroneously' Shares Post Saying Trump Should Resign

The embarrassing mistake is just the latest in a line of headline-grabbing Twitter-related incidents that surround President Trump. Whether the figurehead is chastising Kim Jong-Un or creating new words for the dictionary to keep up with (‘covfefe’), the social network is now less about connecting with one another and more about letting you in on what’s making US politics tick – even at the very top of the hill.


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