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Army Twitter ‘likes’ a tweet mocking Trump’s intelligence, claims it was ‘inadvertent’

President Donald Trump speaks to the press while walking to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House Dec. 15, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
January 08, 2018

The official U.S. Army Twitter account “liked” a tweet over the weekend that mocked President Donald Trump and his intelligence, following a tweet Trump made himself over the weekend saying he was “like, really smart.”

An Army spokesperson told American Military News on Monday that the action was “inadvertent.”

“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. As soon as it was brought to our attention, it was immediately corrected,” the Army said in an official statement to American Military News.

“Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart,” Trump wrote on Saturday, defending himself against the “Fake News Mainstream Media” and its recent and persistent attacks on his mental stability and intelligence.

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President Trump defended himself and tweeted about his intelligence, which has been attacked. (Twitter)

The internet exploded in both support and criticism of Trump’s tweet, including one from actress Mindy Kaling.

She posted an image of herself with the caption: “You guys, I’m like really smart now, you don’t even know,” seemingly taking a jab at Trump and his tweet that said he was “like, really smart.”

The tweet itself read “hahahahahaha.”

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Mindy Kaling took a shot at President Trump’s defense of his intelligence. (Twitter)

The U.S. Army “liked” this tweet on Sunday.

While the “like” has since been removed from the Army’s Twitter page, screen shots of the action are still making their way around the internet.

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One Twitter user posted a screen shot of the U.S. Army “liking” a tweet by actress Mindy Kaling that seemingly insults President Trump. (Twitter)