U.N. News Agency Deletes ‘Stop Trump’ Tweet


The United Nations News Centre, the official media arm of the organization, swiftly removed a post to Twitter on Thursday urging the "8 million Americans abroad" to "stop" Donald Trump from winning the presidency in November.

The tweet called on American expats to circulate a voter registration tool on the activist website Avaaz that says, "U.S. citizens abroad could defeat Trump … if they vote," Politico reported. The nongovernmental organization promotes advocacy for issues including climate change and human rights.

"At a time when Trump is trying to divide us, we could help defeat him if we all share this page with EVERYONE. Let’s reach every US voter abroad," the site reads.

The Twitter link directed users to a web page titled, "The October surprise that will end Trump," and provides access to ballot requests so citizens abroad can cast a vote in the Nov. 8 election.

The U.N. News Centre deleted the tweet within 20 minutes. The chief of the U.N. News Services Section that oversees the official twitter account told Politico the post was a mistake.

"That tweet did not originate from the U.N. News Centre, and this was the reason for it being taken down," Ari Gaitanis said.

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