The U.S. Department of Defense Twitter account retweeted a tweet calling for President Trump to resign.
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) quickly took down the retweet, but not before some Twitter users – including Paul Szoldra, the CEO and founder of Duffel Blog – took a screenshot.
The tweet 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.”
The DOD released a statement following the incident and said an operator of the DOD Twitter account erroneously retweeted the tweet.
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.
— Charles E. Summers, Jr. (@ChiefPentSpox) November 16, 2017
“An authorized operation of the [DOD’s] official Twitter site erroneously retweeted content that would not be endorsed by the Department of Defense,” wrote Dana White, Pentagon spokesperson. “The operator caught this error and immediately deleted it.”
The Department of Defense Twitter account had retweeted a tweet from a Twitter user named “PROUD RESISTER” that called for a solution to the sexual harassment allegations going around Washington, D.C.
“Pretty interesting to see the DoD join the resistance,” Szoldra wrote.
The Twitter account that originally posted the tweet has a link to the website proudresister.com, which sells merchandise calling for Trump’s impeachment and supporting a resistance.