Mindy Kaling mocked President Donald Trump in a tweet, and the U.S. Army’s official Twitter account “liked” it.
Taking a dig at the president’s claim that he’s “like, really smart,” the Indian American actress shared a meme on Twitter showing her as Kelly Kapoor from NBC’s “The Office” with the caption: “You guys, I’m like really smart now, you don’t even know.”
In response to journalist Michael Wolff’s new book, “Fire & Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” which quotes members of his team questioning his intelligence and mental stability, President Trump had taken to Twitter to state that “Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart.”
And it wasn’t just the U.S. Army who found humor in the tweet. The tweet posted Jan. 6 has amassed over 220,000 likes and has been shared close to 50,000 times.
When Kaling became aware of the army’s “endorsement” of her tweet, she responded by tweeting “#armystrong” accompanied by a flexed biceps and a heart emoji.
However, once the tweet began spreading, the army “took back” its like.
“An operator of the Army’s official Twitter account inadvertently ‘liked’ a tweet whose content would not be endorsed by the Department of the Army,” an Army spokesperson told The Hill, reports New York Daily News. “As soon as it was brought to our attention, it was immediately corrected.”