Tweets by federal employees that seem to run counter to President Donald Trump’s agenda are spreading around the federal government. Some have been deleted, but many could still be found on Wednesday.
The Twitter account of the Badlands National Park posted a series of statistics about climate change Tuesday before they were deleted. A National Park Service official said the tweets were unauthorized and had been posted by a former employee.
“Today, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is higher than at any time in the last 650,000 years. #climate.”
Another, by Redwood National Park in California, notes that redwood groves are nature’s No. 1 carbon sink, which capture greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming:
Golden Gate National Park in California directed readers to a report by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, also known as NOAA, about climate change:
And the tweets went beyond climate. Death Valley National Park tweeted photos of Japanese Americans interned there during World War II, a message that some saw as objecting to Trump’s pledge to ban Muslims from entering the country.
The Defense Department highlighted a story about an Iraqi immigrant who returned to his native country to fight as a U.S. Marine, which many noted came hours after Trump aides said the president was working on a plan to restrict refugees from coming into the country.