Washington Examiner hacked, tweets 'Trump is going to hell'

The Washington Examiner said it was hacked in a tweet that went out Monday morning.

A tweet posted by the hacker to the conservative news outlet's account said that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump Jr.: 'Bush couldn't have done' what my father's done for the American people Barr faces political storm over Mueller report The Memo: Mueller findings boost Trump 2020 hopes MORE "is going to hell" and that it "is garbage."

"Trump is going to hell," the tweet to the Examiner's 140,000 followers begins. "Anyone who ever read the bible can tell you where it stands on rich adulterers.

"The key to God's forgiveness is repentance. Trump's entire political career has been about the exact opposite of that," it continues before adding, "Also this paper is garbage for promoting 'Trump and God.'"

 

The tweet was sent at 5:13 a.m. ET. Other standard, unprovocative tweets were later posted by the conservative publication.

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The tweet from the hacker was taken down at approximately 7 a.m.

The Examiner later tweeted that it had been hacked and it would issue a "further statement if necessary."

 

Several media members noted the tweet while speculating who might be behind it Monday morning.

The Examiner was founded in 2005 and ceased daily print publication in 2013, opting to go digital outside of its printed weekly magazine.

The Hill has reached out to the Examiner for comment.

--Updated at 10:09 a.m.