Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Richard Stengel gave a peculiar apology to outraged Twitter users on Sunday after he tweeted #UnitedForGaza to his 15,000 followers.
In a tweet directed to the State Department, Mr. Stengel said, “Critical for a full, credible and unimpeded intl investigation of crash. Urge Russia to honor it’s [sic] commitment,” Twitchy first reported.
After receiving swift backlash, the tweet was deleted, and Mr. Stengel sent out a terse explanation.
“Earlier tweet with wrong hashtag was a mistake. My bad,” he said.
I believe him. Seriously. He was no doubt thinking about that hashtag while trying to compose a Ukraine one. I’ve done that sort of thing myself.
Of course, now we know how he feels about Gaza, too.