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Pentagon "Mistakenly" Retweets Post Calling For Trump To Resign

Defense Secretary James Mattis will get an earful from his boss this morning, after an “authorized user” of the Pentagon Twitter account retweeted – and then swiftly deleted - a tweet calling for President Donald Trump to resign after the president slammed Sen. Al Franken while remaining silent about Alabama Sen. Candidate Roy Moore.

On the official Department of Defense twitter account right now... pic.twitter.com/46fwYLKBCB

— Rebecca Morin (@RebeccaMorin_)

Pentagon spokesman Col. Rob Manning said in a statement that an authorized operator of the Defense Department'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.”

Chief Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White posted the same statement on Twitter.

An authorized operator of the

’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.

— Dana W. White - DoD (@ChiefPentSpox)

The Defense Department account has 5.2 million followers.

President Trump stirred up a late-night controversy of his own Thursday after calling a picture of Al "Frankenstein" groping the breasts of Los Angeles radio host Leeann Tweeden “really bad.”

The Al Frankenstien picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words. Where do his hands go in pictures 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 while she sleeps? .....

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

He also accused Franken on hypocrisy, tweeting: “And to think that just last week he was lecturing anyone who would listen about sexual harassment and respect for women. Lesley Stahl tape?”

.And to think that just last week he was lecturing anyone who would listen about sexual harassment and respect for women. Lesley Stahl tape?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

The White House’s official position on allegations that Moore had inappropriate sexual contact with at least seven women when they were teenagers – one of whom was just 14 at the time – is that the Alabama voters should decide his fate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has threatened to expel Moore should he win the seat.