Updated: Thursday, 04 Oct 2012, 11:50 AM EDT
Published : Thursday, 04 Oct 2012, 10:19 AM EDT
(LIN) - KitchenAid is apologizing for a political tweet sent from its official account during the presidential debate.
The tweet has been removed but at least a dozen retweets of the post showed it read "Obamas gma even knew it was going 2 b bad! 'She died 3 days b4 he became president.'"
The tweet was in reference to a moment in the debate where the president talked about the importance of programs like Medicare and Social Security, mentioning his grandmother.
"You know, my grandmother -- some of you know -- helped to raise me. My grandfather died a while back. My grandmother died three days before I was elected president. And she was fiercely independent. She worked her way up, only had a high school education, started as a secretary, ended up being the vice president of a local bank. And she ended up living alone by choice and the reason she could be independent was because of Social Security and Medicare."
The home appliance brand apologized in a later post from the same Twitter account.
Screenshot of KitchenAid's apology on Twitter.
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