On Saturday, he tweeted “Daylight Saving Time starts this evening, turn your clocks back and change batteries in smoke alarms.”
The Daylight Savings Time mistake and reference to “smoke alarms” had Twitter buzzing with jokes.
And that was the Sunday morning when Rob Ford was way late for his meeting at the gas station bathroom — Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) March 9, 2014
Rob Ford: the mayor who won’t even follow the dimensional rules of time — Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) March 9, 2014
Can you blame Rob Ford for wanting to time to go backwards? — Greg MacEachern (@gmacofglebe) March 9, 2014
The tweet was deleted Saturday night and replaced with a correct version. No explanation was provided for the gaffe.
Daylight Saving Time starts this evening, turn your clocks forward and change smoke alarm batteries before going to bed tonight.
— Mayor Rob Ford (@TOMayorFord) March 9, 2014
Sure Rob Ford might have turned his clock back in the spring once, during one of his drunken stupors. #toronto
— Jeff Jedras (@jeffjedras) March 9, 2014
According to reports, Ford’s receptionist and social media manager Tom Beyer resigned Friday. It is not known whether Ford himself or someone else has now taken over the mayor’s Twitter account.