The Pentagon’s official Twitter account on Thursday retweeted then quickly deleted a post that included a call for President Trump to resign.
The Defense Department account, which has more than 5.2 million followers, retweeted a post that called for Trump to resign from the presidency, for Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore to end his campaign and for Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) to resign from Congress.
“GOP: Stop making sexual assault a partisan issue. It’s a crime as is your hypocrisy,” the post read, referring to the new allegation against Franken, as well as sexual misconduct allegations against Moore and Trump.
Pentagon spokesman Col. Rob Manning said in a statement that an authorized operator of the Defense Department’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.”
Chief Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White posted the same 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