One more example how many people (and their agencies) are finding out that adults are back running the government.
The National Park Service issued an apology on Twitter Saturday after it retweeted messages comparing the crowd sizes at Donald Trump’s and Barack Obama’s presidential inaugurations.
The Park Service said the agency regrets the “mistaken” retweets from the account Friday, which were side-by-side comparisons of the size of the crowd at Obama’s first inauguration and the noticeably smaller crowd Friday for Trump. [Tammy’s note: while there is no official attendance count, many who were there are admitting the pictures used in the media for comparison were taken at different times– Trump’s at the start of the morning and Obama’s much later as the ceremony was beginning].
After the retweets were posted Friday, National Park Service employees were ordered to stop posting to the official agency Twitter account immediately.
“The expectation,” employees were told, “is that there will be absolutely no posts on Twitter.”
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 pic.twitter.com/mctNNvlrmv
— NationalParkService (@NatlParkService) January 21, 2017
After the apology (and the lesson to stay away from politics) the NPS did resume tweeting.