Ohio GOP: Fake Twitter mocking Trump official was mistake

This Nov. 4, 2013, file photo, shows the icon for the Twitter app on an iPhone in San Jose, Calif. Some Twitter users had to do without early Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, after sporadic outages knocked the social media site offline in Europe. Reports of malfunctions began to appear in the U.S. as well, but it was unclear how widespread the outages were. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
This Nov. 4, 2013, file photo, shows the icon for the Twitter app on an iPhone in San Jose, Calif. Some Twitter users had to do without early Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, after sporadic outages knocked the social media site offline in Europe. Reports of malfunctions began to appear in the U.S. as well, but it was unclear how widespread the outages were. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Republican Party’s chairman says its executive director made a “bad decision” in creating a fake Twitter account with a crude username to mock the director of GOP nominee Donald Trump’s campaign in the battleground state.

Katie Eagan made the account Sunday, a day after Trump’s presidential campaign denounced and cut ties with state GOP Chairman Matt Borges. He’d been openly critical of Trump.

The parody account featured a photo of Trump Ohio chairman Bob Paduchik with the name “Baby Bob” and tweets making fun of him. It was deleted Monday.

Borges has defended Eagan, saying she made a mistake “in the heat of the moment” and it was dealt with quickly.

A spokesman for Trump’s Ohio campaign says it won’t be distracted by “the politics of personal destruction.”

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