Mnuchin deletes tweet, suggests account was breached

Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinWorld Bank approves billion-plus annual China lending plan despite US objections On The Money: Congress races to beat deadline on shutdown | Trump asks Supreme Court to shield financial records from House Democrats | House passes bill to explicitly ban insider trading Hillicon Valley: Pelosi works to remove legal protections for tech companies from USMCA | Treasury sanctions Russian group over 0 million hack | Facebook sues Chinese individuals for ad fraud | Huawei takes legal action against FCC MORE on Wednesday suggested his Twitter account was breached after his account retweeted a post bashing General Motors.

“A retweet was posted last night on @stevenmnuchin1 by someone other than the Secretary or an individual with authorized access to his account,” Mnuchin said Wednesday on Twitter.

“As such, the retweet is being deleted.”

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Mnuchin appeared to be referring to a post retweeted by his account that blasted GM for announcing the impending layoff of roughly 15,000 workers and closure of up to four U.S. plants.

The tweet from a pro-Trump account read, “If GM doesn't want to keep their jobs in the United States, they should pay back the $11.2 billion bailout that was funded by the American taxpayer.”

Mnuchin’s retweet has since been deleted. Treasury is looking into whether the secretary's Twitter account was breached from outside the department, according to a spokesman for Mnuchin. 

Updated at 12:36 p.m.