The official Twitter account of the Pentagon (the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense) retweeted a post calling for Donald Trump to resign as the President of the United States. The post was immediately deleted but not before a number of eyes had seen it and taken screenshots.
The original tweet which was posted by @ProudResister said: “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.”
Pentagon spokesman Colonel Rob Manning said in a statement that it had been a mistake on the part of an authorised operator of the Defense Department’s official Twitter site
He wrote: “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.”
The same statement was tweeted by the Pentagon’s chief spokesperson Dana White.