Pentagon shares tweet calling on Donald Trump to resign

Tom Powell
The post was retweeted to the pentagon's 5.2m followers: Twitter

The Pentagon’s official Twitter account shared a message calling on President Donald Trump to resign in an embarrassing gaffe.

The post, which was shared with the Department of Defense’s 5.2m followers, was hastily deleted.

Originally posted by @ProudResister, it said: “The solution is simple. Roy Moore: Step down from the race. Al Franken: Resign from congress. Donald Trump: Resign from the presidency. GOP: Stop making sexual assault a partisan issue. It's a crime as is your hypocrisy.”

The Pentagon’s chief spokesperson Dana White said the tweet was posted in error and “immediately deleted”.

She said: “An authorized operator of the @DeptofDefense’s official Twitter site erroneously retweeted content that would not be endorsed by the Department of Defense. The operator caught this error and immediately deleted it.”

Retweets require two separate clicks tom post when using a computer, or two taps when using a smartphone.