Trump admin asks National Park Service to stop tweets for weekend

Trump admin asks National Park Service to stop tweets for weekend

Washington D. C. [United States], Jan. 22 : Representatives from the new Trump administration has asked the Interior Department's digital team to temporarily stop using Twitter after the National Park Service retweeted a few tweets that negatively compared the crowd sizes at Obama's 2009 inauguration to Donald Trump's inauguration.

"Compare the crowds: 2009 inauguration at left, 2017 inauguration at right," the National Park Service Twitter retweeted this observation from New York Times reporter Binyamin Appelbaum on Friday.

The Twitter handle of National Park Service deleted this tweet which contained images from both the events showing an apparent difference in crowd size.

CNN quoted a career staffer at the Interior Department as instructing to the employees that "new administration has said that the department and all bureaus are not supposed to tweet this weekend and wait for guidance until Monday."

"Please make sure that any scheduled tweets are no longer scheduled," the message from the new administration added.

The National Park Service on Saturday apologized for the retweets and tweeted, "We regret the mistaken RTs from our account yesterday and look forward to continuing to share the beauty and history of our parks with you."


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