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Did the Department of Defense throw shade at Trump on Twitter?

Could this be a dig at their boss?


David Covucci

Internet Culture

Published Jan 23, 2017   Updated May 25, 2021, 3:50 am CDT

On inauguration day, the National Park Service retweeted a photo contrasting the size of crowds at Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration and Donald Trump’s. 

That earned all Department of Interior accounts a brief tweeting moratorium, but their tweeting permissions were returned Sunday with an apology and a clarification on their social media sharing policies

While that kerfuffle is behind us, a new one may be arising, because people think the Department of Defense shaded Donald Trump with a tweet this morning.

The article notes that “social media posts that convey messages of despair or a pattern of increasing hopelessness over a period of time” should be cause for action among followers. 

In case you need to make a decision about whether the post is referring to any one person in particular, check out our running guide to everything Donald Trump has ever tweeted

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*First Published: Jan 23, 2017, 3:00 pm CST