Of all the departments of the federal government, it’s fair to say President Donald Trump finds his greatest support in the Defense Department, particularly among the rank-and-file of the various military branches.
But Thursday, a staffer with access to the DoD’s official Twitter account retweeted a message calling for the president to resign from office. The tweet was almost immediately deleted, but was already seen by thousands—and quickly became fodder for the liberal mainstream media—serving as an embarrassing reminder of just how pervasive “The Swamp” has become within the halls of government in and around our nation’s capital.
The president had tweeted the following in response to an allegation—with credible evidence—that Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) had sexually assaulted a Los Angeles radio host:
The Al Frankenstien picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words. Where do his hands go in pictures 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 while she sleeps? .....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 17, 2017
.And to think that just last week he was lecturing anyone who would listen about sexual harassment and respect for women. Lesley Stahl tape?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 17, 2017
In response, a Twitter user tweeted the following demand that he resign over his “hypocrisy” for not demanding that former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore withdraw from the Alabama Senate special election next month. In short order, the obscure liberal became “Internet Famous” due to what DoD spokesman Col. Rob Manning described as an “error.”
In a statement, he said:
An authorized operator of the Defense Department'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.
Neither the identity of the staffer, nor the reason why a government employee would be retweeting such a message have not been explained publicly. You can be sure, however, Defense Secretary James Mattis will be explaining it to the president.