Sean Spicer announces Donald Trump as new HUD secretary

Sean Spicer may want to reconsider having a Twitter account.

The White House press secretary on Thursday made the latest in a string of apparently accidental tweets, announcing incorrectly that Donald Trump, the president of the United States, was just confirmed to be the secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

The tweet was quickly deleted, but not before it was archived  for eternity.

Screenshot via Sean Spicer/Twitter

In fact, the Senate on Thursday confirmed former neurosurgeon and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson as HUD secretary.

Spicer has a complicated history with technology. In January, the press secretary appeared to tweet his password to the world—twice. And last month, the internet discovered that he had a public Venmo account, which resulted in unnumbered people asking him for money.

Andrew Couts

Andrew Couts

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