New Zealand diplomat in trouble over tweet about USA politics

Erika Holt
March 15, 2018

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In an email to Newsroom, Beresford confirmed that she was the author of the tweets and said her hasty comments were a mistake. "Please get your s-- together or we will all die".

Minutes before Beresford sent the tweet, she wrote another one saying, "They have learned nothing", the newspaper noted.

New Zealand censored diplomat Caroline Beresford's vulgar tweets on Wednesday that urged the U.S. Democratic Party to get their "shit together or we all die".

She added that staff are expected to "maintain political neutrality and care in expressing personal opinion" in the public sphere and that "appropriate action" will be taken.

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New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in a statement that it was taking appropriate action but did not elaborate. -New Zealand relations in recent times.

New Zealand's foreign minister, Winston Peters, told the Newsroom that he was satisfied with the ministry's response.

On Wednesday, Caroline Beresford, New Zealand's deputy head of mission to the US and ambassador to Haiti, deleted the posts and made her Twitter account private after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade criticized her behaviour. "These expectations were not met in this instance".

In a New York Times article and subsequent podcast, American lobbyist Robert Stryk said he was smoking a cigar on the patio of the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington when he was approached by Beresford's dog. It led to Stryk and Beresford talking. This joint ticket, she said, could "win big" in 2020. "They didn't know who to call".

"People were getting [phone] numbers from [Australian golfer] Greg Norman or a Miss Universe contestant".

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