Mnuchin deletes tweet, suggests account was breached

Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinOn The Money: House Dem says marijuana banking bill will get vote in spring | Buttigieg joins striking Stop & Shop workers | US home construction slips in March | Uber gets B investment for self-driving cars Former Sears holding company sues ex-CEO, Mnuchin and others over 'asset stripping' On The Money: Inside the Mueller report | Cain undeterred in push for Fed seat | Analysis finds modest boost to economy from new NAFTA | White House says deal will give auto sector B boost 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.