An FBI agent has defended the decision to shut down his personal Twitter account after he tweeted that President Donald Trump should be hanged.
The FBI agent who posted the tweet on Tuesday evening has now deleted the tweet and is asking for privacy.
The tweet was first spotted by The Hill.
The agent said he was “really angry” and did not mean to be racist, but that he felt he had a moral duty to express his opinion.
“I was at the White House when [Trump] was inaugurated and he said I was the one who should hang.
I was so angry,” the agent said.
“I was so upset that the president would say that, I thought he was crazy.
I thought it was crazy, too.
I have never been in a position to say that.
It’s not something I’ve ever said publicly.”
The agent’s personal account was set up to keep his personal thoughts out of the public spotlight.
His posts came after he said Trump was the first President in history to be impeached for corruption, lying about his income and failing to pay federal taxes.
“The First Amendment says, ‘I say what I think, not what you think,'” the agent wrote.
“It says, don’t be an idiot.”
The Twitter account has since been taken down.