Pentagon Retweets Call for Trump to Resign

Spokesperson says message was 'erroneously retweeted'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 16, 2017 6:52 PM CST
Pentagon Retweets Call for Trump to Resign
A call for President Trump's resignation was retweeted Thursday on Twitter. An unremarkable event except for the fact the retweet came from the Pentagon.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

See, this is why all those Twitter profiles are sure to note that retweets do not equal endorsements. CBS News reports the Pentagon's official Twitter account on Thursday retweeted a tweet calling for President Trump's resignation. "GOP: Stop making sexual assault a partisan issue," tweeted "Proud Resister" while calling for Roy Moore, Sen. Al Franken, and Trump to all resign or step aside due to allegations of sexual misconduct. The tweet was retweeted—and then soon deleted—by the Department of Defense Twitter account.

According to Politico, Pentagon spokesperson Col. Rob Manning confirmed the retweet was made by the "authorized operator" of the department's Twitter account. In her own tweet, Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said the call for Trump's resignation was "erroneously retweeted" and contained "content that would not be endorsed by the Department of Defense." (Read more Pentagon stories.)

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