Army's official Twitter likes tweet mocking President Trump

The Army said it corrected an error after an operator "inadvertently" like a tweet mocking the president over the weekend

Leada Gore
Alabama Media Group, Birmingham

The Army said it corrected an error after an operator "inadvertently" like a tweet mocking President Donald Trump's claims that he's "really smart."

On Saturday, the U.S. Army's official account "liked" a tweet from actress Mindy Kaling. The tweet shows Kaling as her character from NBC's "The Office," with the words "You guys, I'm like really smart now. You don't even know."

The tweet, which has been shared more than 49,000 times and has 218,000 "likes," references Trump's earlier statements in which the president referred to himself as not just smart "but genius...and a very stable genius at that."

Among those liking the post was the official Army account. The service later issued a statement to The Hill about the post.

"An operator of the Army's official Twitter account inadvertently 'liked' a tweet whose content would not be endorsed by the Department of the Army," the spokesperson said. "As soon as it was brought to our attention, it was immediately corrected."

The "like" didn't bypass Kaling, however, who answered back with a tweet of her own.

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