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Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s Twitter account deleted on Friday morning a 2-year-old message that marked the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks.
The tweet, which was revisited by numerous tweeters on Friday morning – the 14th anniversary of the attacks – featured Trump extending “best wishes to all” on the anniversary. He added that those best wishes even applied to “the haters and losers.”
Around 8:30 a.m., the tweet was removed. However, a subsequent tweet, sent later that same day, in which Trump retweeted his own tweet, was still up Friday morning:
Asked why the tweet was removed on Friday, Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks told Business Insider, “It is from several years ago.”
The Trump campaign didn’t respond to a subsequent request for further explanation.
Here’s the original tweet:
Trump on Friday tweeted a more toned-down remembrance on the 14th anniversary of the attacks:
Let’s all take a moment to remember all of the heroes from a very tragic day that we cannot let happen again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2015
Trump is set to appear on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon on Friday. He will also headline rallies in Iowa, Texas, and California over the next several days before the second Republican presidential debate, where he will take center stage once again.
This post has been updated with Trump’s tweet Friday.