Celebratory tweet costs Trump adviser his job

It’s the height of irony when your celebration of someone losing a job ends up costing you yours.  This is exactly what happened with Michael Caputo,  Trump advisor and communications head for caucus operations for the presidential campaign.

Yesterday, the big news from the campaign was its firing of campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. Michael Caputo wasted little time in expressing his exuberance over the news.  He sent out the following tweet:

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A short while later, a much more well thought-out statement was issued.  This one, however, was Caputo’s announcement that he was resigning his position.

“I regret sending out a tweet today alluding to the firing of Corey Lewandowski. In hindsight, that was too exuberant a reaction to this personnel move. I know this is a distraction from the kind of campaign you want to run, so I’m resigning my position as director of communications for caucus operations at the 2016 Republican National Convention. Let’s make this immediate.”

And, like that, he was gone.

Today was to be the day that the Trump campaign was to announce the caucus team that Caputo was brought in to run.  However, the news cycle now includes more drama in what has already been a rough few weeks in the Trump campaign.  Another part of Caputo’s statement sums this up well:

“Unforced errors have no place on a general election campaign for the White House.”

The truth is that, in regards to social media behavior, this statement could apply to a myriad of scenarios.

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