In yet another strange Twitter-related happenstance, the official Twitter account of the United States Department on Defense went rogue and retweeted a #resistance member’s call to action, i.e. a post asking for Donald Trump’s resignation.
The official DoD Twitter account’s handler retweeted a post via “PROUD RESISTER”, that came up with a brilliant idea to finish once and for all with the sexual harassment in Washington DC. The so-called proud resister sounds like the quintessential social justice warrior, as he’s a staunch opponent of President Trump and the right generally speaking. Also, he looks to be affiliated with a website that sells resistance gear, proudresister.com respectively.
In case you’re not savvy with how Twitter works, retweeting someone’s post is a 2-step process, which means the Dod Twitter account handler deliberately retweeted the proud resister’s post, as in this wasn’t accidental.
— Dave Brown (@dave_brown24) November 16, 2017
The Department of Defense moved fast and deleted the re-tweet above as soon as they’ve received feedback from other social media users (most probably). Following the embarrassing incident, the Pentagon issued a clarification:
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
The thing is, McDonalds, Twitter, DOD, EPA, National Parks etc., all tweeted negative statements against President Trump. And i doubt it’s all accidental. If you ask me, they’re letting him know the resistance is everywhere.