The U.S. Army apologized after its Twitter account misfired Monday night, linking to an article critical of Donald Trump – who could soon be designated the service’s next commander-in-chief.
The Army’s verified account tweeted “Trump Lies Once Every 3 Minutes, 15 Seconds” and posted a link to an article from a left-leaning website just after Monday’s presidential debate began. The tweet lambasting the Republican candidate was soon deleted.
“An employee responsible for the Army's social media accounts mistakenly posted a political article to the Army's twitter page that was intended for her personal account,” an Army media relations official said in a statement issued to FoxNews.com. “The post is not the official position of the U.S. Army. The employee's Army social media account access was immediately suspended. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused our followers.”
Hilarious 😂😂 - "U.S. Army Tweets NCRM Story on Trump's Lies" https://t.co/gPoOYD8slq— Eric Bennett (@EricBennett2_0) September 29, 2016
The Army tweet was not the only official Twitter mishap as Trump faced off with Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton.
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services sent out at least two anti-Trump tweets during the debate. One read, “Clinton’s emails? How about [Trump’s] rape charges?” Another asked, “Donald Trump, red-face mansplainer, telling us about the middle class?”
The DHSS quickly apologized for the “inadvertent tweets” and deleted them.
“Some recent tweets were inadvertently posted to our Twitter account by a DHSS staff member who was accidentally logged into the DHSS account instead of their personal account while on their personal phone at home,” Spokesperson Susan Morgan told KTUU.