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Army Twitter account ‘likes’ actress’s tweet mocking Trump comments

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The U.S. Army’s official Twitter account “liked” a 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.”

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.”

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Kaling’s tweet was an apparent dig at Trump, who launched an extraordinary defense of his mental fitness for office on Twitter Saturday morning, claiming 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 Trump’s inauguration in early 2017. Those retweets were investigated to determine whether the account had been hacked. 

— Updated Jan. 7 at 11:20 a.m.

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