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

Chris Lingebach
April 01, 2019 - 6:29 pm
D.C. Mayor depicts Bryce Harper as 'Benedict Arnold' in tweet

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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.

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

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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