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A Glitch Puts Republican Convention Tweets on VP Biden’s Account

A series of festive tweets from the Quicken Loans Arena were sent out Tuesday from the @VPLive account. 

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Tiffany Trump, daughter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, prepares for her speech at the Republican National Convention. (Photo: AP)

Videos from the Republican National Convention were put up on one of Vice President Joe Biden’s Twitter accounts on Tuesday.

A series of festive tweets from the Quicken Loans Arena were sent out Tuesday from the @VPLive account. In one video, South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson tells “why he’s proud to be an American”. The Republican had once shouted, “You lie” at President Barack Obama during the State of the Union address.

Twitter says the tweets came from a Twitter Mirror, an iPad-like tablet used at special events that allows celebrities to take selfies and post them from the event’s promotional account.

Biden’s office used the device at a cancer event recently and a technical glitch prevented it from properly logging out of Biden’s account.

The tweets were later deleted.

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