British Embassy Commemorates Burning the White House 200 Years Ago, Apologizes
“Apologies for earlier Tweet. We meant to mark an event in history & celebrate our strong friendship today,” read a message posted to the embassy’s official Twitter account.
Here’s the original tweet:
Commemorating the 200th anniversary of burning the White House. Only sparklers this time! pic.twitter.com/QIDBQTBmmL
— British Embassy (@UKinUSA) August 24, 2014
Still, U.S. officials took the post in stride, with State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf responding with a good-natured tweet:
— Marie Harf (@marieharf) August 24, 2014