A staffer at the Department of Justice is in hot water after sending a tweet about Melania Trump from the agency’s Twitter account.
In a statement Tuesday, a Justice official said a “staffer in the public affairs office erroneously used the official Department of Justice Twitter handle to post a tweet that was intended for a personal account.”
“CNN is the biggest troll of all lmao #Petty,” the staffer reportedly tweeted with a CNN story about Donald TrumpDonald TrumpGraham says he hopes that Trump runs again Trump says Stacey Abrams 'might be better than existing governor' Kemp Executive privilege fight poses hurdles for Trump MORE’s campaign denying accusations that his wife plagiarized a 2008 speech from Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama looks to mobilize voters for midterms We must mount an all-country response to help our Afghan allies Obamas, Bushes and Clintons joining new effort to help Afghan refugees MORE when speaking at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Monday night.
The Justice Department weighs in... pic.twitter.com/QJkuC1FZsd— Matt Ford (@fordm) July 19, 2016
The Justice Department called the tweet “inappropriate.”
“The tweet does not represent the Department’s views and was inappropriate for the Department of Justice’s official account, so it was immediately deleted,” an agency official said.
The agency said it has revoked the staffer’s access to all Justice social media accounts.
“As a result of this incident, the Office of Public Affairs has implemented procedural changes to the way we use our social media accounts and will provide additional social media training for employees,” the agency said. “The Justice Department takes this matter very seriously and will continue to take the appropriate steps to prevent it from happening in the future.”