State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki lit up Twitter late Thursday with one of the worst public diplomacy fails in social media history.
The world stands #UnitedforUkraine. Let’s hope that the #Kremlin & @mfa_russia will live by the promise of hashtag— Jen Psaki (@statedeptspox) April 24, 2014
The response was instantaneous — and derisive. Here's an example:
Oddly impressed by willingness of @statedeptspox to embrace the worst stereotypes of O’s diplomacy— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) April 25, 2014
Some Twitter users thought it was a mistake, but then this surfaced to indicate it wasn't:
Nope -- just more of the "smart diplomacy" that's been the hallmark of the Obama administration.