President Donald Trump's Department of the Interior angrily lashed out on Tuesday after being criticized for spreading a "propaganda video" one week before the election.
It started when controversial Interior Secretary David Bernhardt posted a campaign-style video on Twitter, arguing Trump is a conservationist.
The @realDonaldTrump Administration has accomplished historic feats for conservation, securing the largest investme… https://t.co/kr0nnvUC9K— Secretary David Bernhardt (@Secretary David Bernhardt)1603827610.0
The video was blasted by Tim Fullerton, who ran the department's digital team during the Obama administration.
"I ran the Interior digital team during President Obama’s re-election in 2012. I would have been fired for doing this," Fullerton posted on Twitter.
"This is a propaganda video created with your tax dollars meant to bolster the President’s chances of being re-elected. This is way outside the lines," he concluded.
The Interior Department's press secretary angrily lashed-out at the criticism.
Our tweets are approved by career ethics attorneys and thankfully no longer overseen by you. @Interior increased t… https://t.co/jKJ4r8qk0D— Interior Press Secretary (@Interior Press Secretary)1603843242.0