Final Note

Office of Government Ethics launches tweetstorm congratulating Trump

Kai Ryssdal Nov 30, 2016
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tosses a signed hat back to a supporter at a campaign rally on April 25, 2016 at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania.  Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images
Final Note

Office of Government Ethics launches tweetstorm congratulating Trump

Kai Ryssdal Nov 30, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tosses a signed hat back to a supporter at a campaign rally on April 25, 2016 at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania.  Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images
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In case you really needed it — here’s one more indication the Trump administration will be like no other.

We’ve talked about Mr. Trump’s tweets this morning about leaving his business operations.

Shortly thereafter, mid-afternoon or so, the following tweet showed up on the Office of Government Ethics‘ account. That’s the agency responsible for preventing conflicts of interest in the executive branch:

It’s important to note here that nowhere did Mr. Trump mention divesting himself from his company. Right after that, came this one:

Then this one:

There were 7 or 8 such semi-congratulatory, semi-facetious messages in their tweetstorm.

It’s tempting to think the account got hacked, but an agency spokesman sent a statement to NPR News confirming that the tweets were, in fact, 100 percent real.

Are government ethicists trolling their future boss?

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