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Politics Nixon Library Tweet That Trolled Trump Was Inappropriate, Officials Say

17:52  11 may  2017
17:52  11 may  2017 Source:   nytimes.com

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“The Nixon Library and Museum posted a tweet Tuesday, May 9, that was not representative of the policies of the Library or the National Archives.” He said that the archives and the presidential libraries received federal funding, and that the agency had not been contacted directly by Mr. Trump

“The Nixon Library and Museum posted a tweet Tuesday, May 9, that was not representative of the policies of the Library or the National Archives.” He said that the archives and the presidential libraries received federal funding, and that the agency had not been contacted directly by Trump or

In this April 17, 1973 file photo, President Richard Nixon speaks during White House news briefing in Washington. © AP Photo/Henry Burroughs. File In this April 17, 1973 file photo, President Richard Nixon speaks during White House news briefing in Washington.

The federal agency that administers the nation’s presidential libraries criticized a viral tweet sent by the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum that appeared to poke fun at President Trump and his decision to fire James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director.

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The tweet, posted Tuesday, sought to snidely distinguish between Mr. Trump’s decision to dismiss the person leading an investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia and President Richard M. Nixon’s decision in 1973 to accept the resignations of the attorney general and deputy attorney general, who had refused to fire the prosecutor investigating Nixon.

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Instead, his unclassified official records will be digitized and made available online. CreditThe Obama Foundation. More broadly, there’s concern that the creation of a privately run presidential museum undermines the ideal Nixon Library Tweet That Trolled Trump Was Inappropriate , Officials Say .

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“FUN FACT: President Nixon never fired the Director of the FBI #FBIDirector #notNixonian,” the post said.

By Wednesday night, the message, which some saw as a bizarre jab at Mr. Trump, had been retweeted more than 38,000 times and liked more than 53,000 times. It had not been deleted.

The response prompted the National Archives and Records Administration to issue a statement.

“As a federal government agency, the National Archives does not condone or engage in partisan or political conversations,” the statement said. “The Nixon Library and Museum posted a tweet Tuesday, May 9, that was not representative of the policies of the Library or the National Archives.”

The statement continued, “The National Archives is examining the training provided to employees who post to official social media channels as well as reviewing work flows and approval processes to ensure that our social media efforts engage the public in constructive conversations in line with agency policies.”

#NotNixonian: Richard Nixon library pokes at Trump

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Nixon Library Tweet That Trolled Trump Was Inappropriate , Officials Say . The National Archives and Records Administration, which administers the presidential libraries system, said the post was “not representative” of its policies.

The presidential library system is made up of 14 libraries overseen by the Office of Presidential Libraries, which is a component of the National Archives.

In an email to The New York Times, James B. Pritchett, a spokesman for the National Archives and Records Administration, said Wednesday that agency officials knew who had posted the message, but would not comment on whether or how that person might be disciplined.

He said that the archives and the presidential libraries received federal funding, and that the agency had not been contacted directly by Mr. Trump or any administration officials.

In January, Mr. Trump spoke by telephone with the acting director of the National Park Service to ask why someone from the agency had shared a Twitter post that provided an unflattering comparison between the size of Mr. Trump’s inaugural crowd and that of former President Barack Obama.

The Park Service apologized for having retweeted that post and one other, after stopping its Twitter activity altogether for several hours.

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