The Washington Examiner’s Twitter account kicked off Monday morning with a tweet declaring President Donald Trump “is going to hell.” The right wing newspaper is owned by a billionaire Christian conservative. The tweet also slammed the paper as “garbage.”
“Trump is going to hell. Anyone who ever read the bible can tell you where it stands on rich adulterers. The key to God’s forgiveness is repentance. Trump’s entire political career has been about the exact opposite of that. Also, this paper is garbage for promoting ‘Trump and God.'”
Some on the social media site were quick to notice the post, declaring it both eloquent and truthful.
the washington examiner had two scotches too many last night pic.twitter.com/TzZOhkJmXL
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) November 5, 2018
If you had told me last night that The Washington Examiner would be making headlines today I would have said "for what, telling the truth?"
And you would have said "yes."
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) November 5, 2018
— Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter) November 5, 2018
To see the look on the faces of the 53 Washington Examiner subscribers… pic.twitter.com/Rysr4AaxG7
— Justin Cross (@FakeJustinCross) November 5, 2018
The Washington Examiner later deleted the tweet, posting another claiming they were “hacked.”
That, too, was righteously mocked.
“Our feed was hacked. We would never say anything reflecting this level of moral clarity.”
– Washington Examiner, probably pic.twitter.com/8bq8A5BGVl
— Colleen Kennedy (@PoliticalCBK) November 5, 2018
The Washington Examiner says that it was hacked. I guess hacked is the new term for growing a conscience. pic.twitter.com/szT6FXPT6i
— Steve Redmond (@sjredmond) November 5, 2018
The Washington Examiner is owned by Philip Anschutz, who also owns Coachella, a music festival.