- London Police’s Twitter account was hacked late on Friday
- Trump retweeted a screenshot of the tweets, seemed to attack London mayor
- “With the incompetent Mayor, you will never have safe streets,” he said
The London Metropolitan Police’s Twitter account started acting very strange.
The London police force’s official Twitter feed, which has 1.2 million followers, normally pushes out updates on arrests or appeals for information. In the event of a terrorist attack, the police use the social media platform as a way to update the public on the latest developments.
But late Friday it suddenly it began churning out something very different. “. . . FREE DA GANG,” said one message that included an expletive at the beginning.
Another, still, called for the release of Digga D, a drill rap artist who was jailed after he was caught with a group carrying machetes and baseball bats.
The cheekiest post, arguably, read: “what you gonna do phone the police.”
The missives came to the attention of President Donald Trump, who retweeted a screenshot of the tweets and appeared to point the finger of blame at the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, with whom he has long feuded. During his state visit to Britain last month, Trump called the mayor a “stone cold loser.”
“With the incompetent Mayor of London, you will never have safe streets!” Trump said, retweeting a post by Katie Hopkins.