President Donald Trump on Wednesday shared a post from a parody account of Vice President Mike Pence giving thanks “for every day Hillary Clinton is not president.”
The post was originally shared by @MikePenceVP, a profile that uses the same photo as one of Pence’s verified accounts but describes itself as a “fan account. My Goal is to expose liberal hypocrisy and Fake News Bias.” The vice president’s official Twitter accounts are @VP and @Mike_Pence.
“I’m thankful for every day Hillary Clinton is not President!” the @MikePenceVP account tweeted on Thanksgiving.
POTUS just retweeted a fake Mike Pence account pic.twitter.com/WpBKnjafXt
— Andrew Desiderio (@desiderioDC) November 28, 2018
The tweet had been retweeted 4,700 times by 10 a.m.
It is unclear whether the president thought he was retweeting the vice president or knew it is a parody account. Trump was active throughout the morning on Twitter, sharing several other posts criticizing his 2016 Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.