This Tweet From The Pentagon Has People Shook

“Social media postings sometimes provide an important window into a person’s #mentalhealth.”

1. Everybody knows President Donald Trump loves his Twitter account.

Carlos Barria / Reuters

But it’s safe to say that his tweets have the tendency to, err, land him in hot water.

In the period between the election and his inauguration, for example, Trump attacked more than 30 people and things using his Twitter account, including the New York Times, the musical Hamilton, and Meryl Streep.

2. So when the Department of Defense on Monday tweeted this…

3. …people immediately began to draw some connections.

@DeptofDefense

— Shea Wong (@MrsSheaWong)

7. People thought the tweet was a lesson in subtweeting and shade.

@DeptofDefense

— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_)

@DeptofDefense @JoeSmillie

— Mark Enty 🎬 (@markenty_)

9. It was too much for some…

11. …but many thought whoever posted the tweet was brave.

@DeptofDefense

— Paul Woolcock (@balrogboogie)

13. Given the tweet was sent after the National Park Service had to delete some posts that were critical of Trump, people wondered what would happen to the Pentagon Twitter account.

15. The DOD tweet linked out to an article on mental health, and a Pentagon official told BuzzFeed News that the tweet was about suicide prevention and nothing more.

Nancy Yousseff contributed to this post.

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David Mack is a reporter and weekend editor for BuzzFeed News in New York.
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