Note: This story has been corrected from an earlier version. Mr. Strankman was quoted as saying “There was some compromise to the electrical system there.” In fact, his quote should have read “electronic system.” The Mail apologizes to the Mr. Strankman, and for any confusion this may have caused.
A Twitter slip had MLA for Drumheller-Stettler retracting a tweet last week with a disparaging name for the Prime Minister.
A reader brought to the Mail’s attention a tweet from Rick Strankman’s Twitter account that referred to Trudeau as a “ Gutless puke” on July 4. It was quickly removed from his feed, but not before it was seen by his followers.
“Something happened for it to go out on Twitter, and we have taken it down,” Strankman tells the Mail.
He says he does not personally manage his Twitter account, and staff takes care of it, both local staff and as well as staff in Edmonton.
“There was some compromise to the electronic system there,” he said.
He adds that he is not a fan of Social Media.
“I think Twitter is a cesspool, and that’s why I don’t use it and I hopefully use other people both locally and at the legislature who have more refrain than I may at some heated moment. So that is why when it went out, we immediately took it down,” he said.
“I have no inclination to get involved in it (Twitter),” he said.