A high-ranking Kiwi diplomat in the United States has drawn a warning from New Zealand's Foreign Affairs department after Tweeting "we will all die" if the Democratic Party doesn't get its "s*** together".
She later deleted the tweets, which also said that the Democrats had "learned nothing", adding: "If this is what they have against Trump we should be planning for the eight years".
Beresford later deleted the tweets and made her account private.
"Yes I did send those tweets and realised very quickly that they were inappropriate, which is why I deleted them".
She appears to have "locked" her Twitter account since being contacted. 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". Photo: Twitter (composite image).
"The ministry does not in any way endorse the content or tone of the tweets, which we note were deleted", the spokesperson said.
The spokeswoman said MFAT's code of conduct and social media guidelines set clear expectations of staff when making public comment, including the maintenance of political neutrality and care in expressing personal opinion. "These expectations were not met in this instance".
It was taking "appropriate action", but would not go into any details as to what that included. Her dog was the catalyst for the first phone call between President Donald Trump and then-Prime Minister Bill English.
Beresford did not respond to Newsweek's request for comment at the time this article was published. This joint ticket, she said, could "win big" in 2020.