Official US Army Account "Likes" Trump-Mocking Tweet

Following President Trump's tirade yesterday, the twitterati took to their smartphones to mock the man in The Oval Office. One such 'celebrity' was actress Mindy Kaling who laughed "hahahahahaha" adding a meme of her apparent "smartness."

While not particularly damning or comedic, the tweet was more notable for who 'liked' and/or retweeted it.

The U.S. Army's official Twitter account "liked" the tweet on Saturday from actress Mindy Kaling apparently mocking President Trump's claim that he's "like, really smart."

"An operator of the Army’s official Twitter account inadvertently 'liked' a tweet whose content would not be endorsed by the Department of the Army," an Army spokesperson told The Hill.

"As soon as it was brought to our attention, it was immediately corrected."

Additionally, as The Hill notes, 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 Trump's inauguration in early 2017. Those retweets were investigated to determine whether the account had been hacked.


Alananda stacking12321 Sun, 01/07/2018 - 15:08 Permalink

I, like you, clicked on the bait.  So, I ask you, why the snarky comment?  Same to your up-voters -- but for such posts, why are you reading ZH, anyway?  Don't you have better posts to read?  Or are you bored?  Are you on-board?  Have you scored and look for moar?  Inquiring minds, look elsewhere!

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stacking12321 Alananda Sun, 01/07/2018 - 15:34 Permalink

not snarky, stating an opinion and a preference in a straightforward way.

i could ask you the same question - don't you have better zh posts to reply to? are you bored?

and yes, i did click, hoping against hope that there was actually a nugget of useful info in the article despite the shallow content suggested by the headline. maybe next time.

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PT Talcott Sun, 01/07/2018 - 21:27 Permalink

I don't care whose side you're on.  You've got to admit, when Trump made that Tweet he left himself wide-open for this kind of thing.  I call it an "obvious joke".  Someone had to do it because it was so obvious. 

Mind you, the wording Trump chose can also be interpreted as sarcasm, self-mockery ... in a similar vein as writing "I have this piece of paper wot sez I'm a genius" while handing over papers that do indeed prove you are a genius.  In that case, this woman's words would be water off a duck's back.

Half the country will misinterpret the set-up.  This will allow them to claim that the other half is dumb.

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Pure Evil Sun, 01/07/2018 - 15:09 Permalink

Trump's definitely smarter than the Clinton Crime Cabal, the DNC, some RINO's (McCain/Cruz especially), and the MSM by getting elected POTUS.

Managed to survive every piece of dirt his enemies have thrown at him while watching it implode in their face, (hoisted by their own petards),

Quivering Lip Sun, 01/07/2018 - 15:12 Permalink

Bot Tyler's are closing in on E!news and CNN when it comes to pointless shit. 

Years ago at least they were hitting .200 with their cut and paste "news" stories. Lately more like .100.

Oh well, all good things ......

ThePhantom Sun, 01/07/2018 - 15:38 Permalink

social media language and blockchain with IOT... everything must be recorded frozen in time....  a record or picture of many things at once... with time the resolution will increase and the capture will approach TOTAL ... all spoken word, all sound, all cctv,all lights go on , lights go off, all purchases, the weather , where you go... the blockchain Chaingang... where will you hide. how will you disent, how much dissent will you be allowed? how much life blood $$$ will you be allowed. privacy, no. i hope this is not the future but look for yourself...


Bopper09 Sun, 01/07/2018 - 17:44 Permalink

I'm starting to think that all sides are not against each other, or deep state, but all working toward 'Idiocracy'.  Articles explaining on how someone clicked on tweets about the movie 'Ass' and hastag a tweety permanthumsign likebutton app for a jib @%^(*#.  Any news show now consists of reading a bunch of fucking twits, which somehow makes it relevent.  Put down your fucking devices.  They are poisoning our society.


Buckle up, buckaroos!

Dr_Snooz Sun, 01/07/2018 - 22:25 Permalink

It's like someone called for a quick show of hands: "Who wants to be counted among the traitors and rats before Judgement falls? Who wants to receive a villain's reward?" It's amazing all the people raising their hands. I hope they get what's coming to them.