Did our government really just say this to Donald Trump?
IT really doesn't seem to be Trump's week. The Donald sent this tweet in 2011:
Australia is a beautiful country with terrific people who love America.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 21, 2011
And the Department of Australia finally responded with this...
Please don't grab Australia's pussy. https://t.co/4MZitAE93C— Dept of Australia (@deptofaustralia) October 13, 2016
It's already been liked and retweeted some 50,000 times, with some hilarious responses:
Many people think it's a real Australian government account.
While it is a real tweet, there is no real Department of Australia.
The blue tick confirms the handle as a verified account - but of a comedy satire initiative.
According to Department of Australia website, Leslie Nassar created the account in 2014; it's "hand-crafted, artisanal satire made from the finest Google image searches".
The account generally just pokes gentle fun at Australia...
But lately, the account has also regularly been tweeting hilarious anti-Trump material
Nothing rehabilitates your image as a narcissist and sexual predator like an interview with your third wife from a gaudy, golden sky-palace. pic.twitter.com/5W454y84OR— Dept of Australia (@deptofaustralia) October 18, 2016
Nassar, a games developer, producer and writer, was also revealed as the man behind the fake Stephen Conroy Twitter account, described as Australia's most famous satirist, for which he was fired from Telstra.
Eventually, people figured out that this account was fake too.
But even so, it was pretty well received...
@deptofaustralia Whoever you are, you may have won twitter with this! Congratulations and hide your crotch!— J (@NonnaSJF) October 15, 2016
Well played, Department of Australia. Well played...