U.S. Army Twitter Account ‘Likes’ Actress’s Tweet Mocking Trump
In a move that’s sure to irate the “Commander-In-Chief,” the U.S. Army’s official Twitter account “liked” a tweet on Saturday from actress Mindy Kaling mocking President Trump’s claim that he’s “really smart” and “a very stable genius.”
The tweet from Kaling featured a screenshot of her character from NBC’s “The Office,” Kelly Kapoor, with overlaid text reading: “You guys, I’m like really smart now, you don’t even know.”
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) January 6, 2018
Kaling’s tweet was an apparent dig at Trump, who defended his mental fitness for office by firing off a series of tweets Saturday morning, in which he claimed to be “like, really smart” and “a very stable genius.”
Controversial tweets from companies, lawmakers and even branches of the government have gained viral attention over the last year. McDonald’s last March said its corporate Twitter account had been “hacked,” after a tweet went out mocking Trump.
The National Park Service also went viral for retweeting two unflattering posts about the crowd size at President Trump’s inauguration in early 2016. Those retweets were investigated to determine whether the account had been “hacked.”
It wasn’t immediately clear if an employee running the Army’s Twitter had liked the tweets or if the account had been broken into.
The Army did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but we’re expecting the usual response: “We’ve been hacked.”