comScore Treasury Department Deletes Retweet of Trump Political Victory Boast After Immediate Criticism

Treasury Department Deletes Retweet of Trump Political Victory Boast After Immediate Criticism

The U.S. Treasury Department came under fire Wednesday morning for retweeting a post from President Donald Trump boasting about a political victory.

The retweet — which has been deleted, but can be seen below via screenggrab — featured the president bragging about special election results and declaring a “red wave” for the upcoming midterms.

Twitter immediately pounced — questioning whether the retweet constituted a violation of the Hatch Act, which mandates that Federal agencies must remain non-partisan.

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