Pres. Trump tags Columbus HVAC company in Air Force One tweet

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President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One for a trip to Midland, Texas to visit Double Eagle Energy Oil Rig, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — President Donald Trump apparently unintentionally tagged a Columbus mechanical contractor in a tweet announcing he’s on his way to Texas to discuss oil and gas and attend a fundraiser.

The tweet tagged @AirForceOne_HQ, the Twitter account for a Columbus-based company that specializes in commercial HVAC systems. The plane on which the president travels does not appear to have an account of its own.

The tweet was deleted by the president by 1:40 p.m.

The case of mistaken identity on Twitter seems to be a common occurrence for Air Force One. The company has corrected several people over the last several months.

“I’m, in Utah on summer family vacation, but my phone got blown up at 11:30am,” said Air Force One CEO Greg Guy. “We set ambitious goals for social media this year and picked up over 1,000 followers on Twitter today.

Guy says he can’t attribute a rise in business to the tweet just yet, but he’s happy to give the White House a quote on their heating and air conditioning.

The president plans to visit a Double Eagle Energy rig in Midland County, Texas. During his visit, Trump is expected to discuss reducing regulation, incentivizing private investment and infrastructure in the oil and gas industry, KMID reported.

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