Mayor de Bill Blasio’s office admitted on Monday that an aide had written a personal series of tweets about his love of the Mets as new poll numbers indicate trouble.
An unusually personal string of messages contemplating fandom and the romance of baseball came from a staffer, the New York Times reported, adding that de Blasio’s press secretary, Karen Hinton, released a statement acknowledging that the posts were ghostwritten.
“The mayor loves baseball,” the statement was quoted in the Times report. “While he has written some of his own tweets, an aide wrote the Sunday night tweets. The mayor indicated he might have written them differently, but they essentially captured his views on the New York Mets, the Red Sox and all things baseball.”
Despite being written in the first person with several authentic typos, the messages, which had earned compliments for their heartfelt tone, were the product of a City Hall staff member who is tasked with running the mayor’s account, the Times claimed.
The mayor’s thoughts earned more retweets and favorites than is typical for his account, the Times added, which usually contains policy announcements and photographs of the mayor.