Washington Post tweeted: ‘Imagine Never Having To Think About Trump Again’ just within the same hour after President Trump was tested positive for COVID-19; WaPo quickly deleted the tweet and blamed it on ‘automated program’
Is The Washington Post (WaPo) wishing President Trump dead just like thousands of other people on social media? Just within the same hour of the news breaking late Thursday into early Friday morning that U.S. President Trump and his wife Melania are tested positive for COVID-19, The Washington Post tweeted, “Imagine what it will be like to never have to think about Trump again.”
Washington Post quickly deletes the ‘tasteless’ tweet after some media outlets published it. The tweet, which was linked to an opinion piece. Below is the screenshot of the actual tweet.
The tweet via WaPo’s official Twitter account may have been up for as much as an hour, but it’s unclear how fast it was deleted, and garnered many angry responses as news of the diagnoses broke before the Jeff Bezos-owned newspaper deleted it.
The paper later issued a “correction” and explanation of the now-deleted tweet claiming the tweet had been written Thursday, before news of the positive COVID-19 test, and released through an automated program. The Post admitted it was “tasteless” but stopped short of issuing any level of an apology.
The Post has removed a tweet pictured below, which was written Thursday and released through an automated program, because the subsequent news of President Trump’s infection rendered it tasteless. pic.twitter.com/yVsocNl2MG
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 2, 2020