- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 22, 2018

President Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday night to denounce South Africa’s land-reform program and order Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to review it.

But he tagged the wrong Mike Pompeo.

“I have asked Secretary of State @MikePompeo4USA to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers. ‘South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers,’” he wrote.


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However that account is not the secretary of state.

It’s actually a Mike Pompeo fan account, called “Mike Pompeo: Keeping America Safe.”



After about 20 minutes, Mr. Trump deleted the item and posted an otherwise identical tweet while tagging Mr. Pompeo’s actual account, @SecPompeo.

But in that 20 minutes, the wrong-tag post was retweeted more than 1,000 times and had garnered 4,000 “Likes,” likely playing havoc with the Mentions of the fan account, which only has 4,000 followers, hadn’t tweeted in 10 days, and only tweeted at all 121 times Wednesday night.

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