D.C. Mayor depicts Bryce Harper as 'Benedict Arnold' in since-deleted tweet

D.C. Mayor depicts Bryce Harper as 'Benedict Arnold' in tweet
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By 106.7 The Fan

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser fired a shot across the bow at Bryce Harper on the eve of his first visit to Nats Park in a Phillies uniform.

"#OnePursuit: See you tomorrow, Bryce," the short-lived tweet read, along with a graphic of Harper depicted as Benedict Arnold. 

D.C. Mayor calls Bryce Harper 'Benedict Arnold'Twitter: @MayorBowser

The tweet was only up on the mayor's official Twitter account for a short time, as it was deleted within a half an hour.

Lol deleted pic.twitter.com/I0nJNH4BQE

— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) April 1, 2019

It's unclear at this time what prompted the mayor to delete the tweet, leaving people to speculate.

Damn. The Mayor got hacked. Someone broke into her account to tweet this shot at Benedict Arnold, I mean Bryce Harper. Account restored thank goodness, as said tweet has been appropriately deleted. pic.twitter.com/CyYB2yZeSw

— Chris Lingebach (@ChrisLingebach) April 1, 2019

The Nationals host the Phillies for a two-game series that begins Tuesday night. It's Harper's first visit to Nats Park since signing a 13-year, $330 million contract with Philadelphia this spring.

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