Badlands National Park took to Twitter to state some fun facts on climate change Tuesday. Many on social media believed the National Park’s tweets were targeted towards president Trump’s questionable views on the environment.
The tweets were only up for a few hours before being deleted.
National Park released a statement not long after the fact dropping via Twitter:
“The park was not told to remove the tweets but chose to do so when they realised that their account had been compromised. At this time, National Park Service social media managers are encouraged to continue the use of Twitter to post information relating to public safety and park information, with the exception of content related to national policy issues.”
We regret the mistaken RTs from our account yesterday and look forward to continuing to share the beauty and history of our parks with you pic.twitter.com/mctNNvlrmv
— NationalParkService (@NatlParkService) January 21, 2017
A parody Twitter account @BadlandsNPS has since surfaced, publishing a mix of factual and humorous tweets regarding environmental issues and President Trump. The new account has already reached 45.2K followers since publication.
Productive meeting with @realDonaldTrump . Explained that it's perfectly natural for bison to be "fat lards" during winter months.
— BadlandsNPS (@BadIandsNPS) January 25, 2017