November 5, 2022

White House Deletes Tweet After Embarrassing Fact-Check

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The White House was shamed into deleting a tweet that falsely credited President Joe Biden for an increase in Social Security benefits after Twitter added a fact-check disclaimer to the post.

“Seniors are getting the biggest increase in their Social Security checks in 10 years through President Biden’s leadership,” the White House tweeted.

Twitter added a fact-check to the Biden administration’s tweet. The disclaimer noted that senior citizens “will receive an increase due to the annual cost of living adjustment, which is based on the inflation rate.”

CNN senior reporter Daniel Dale said the White House’s tweet was “quite the spin.”

“The size of Social Security checks is linked, by law, to inflation,” Dale wrote. “This year’s increase is unusually big because the inflation rate is unusually big.”

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) also called out the White House’s claim.

”Biden social media geniuses are giving Biden credit for the biggest Social Security COLA in 10 years, but neglect to mention that SS COLA is an automatic formula based on government inflation metric (CPI),” Massie wrote, adding a face palm emoji.

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) pointed out that the White House’s claim inadvertently credited Biden for record-breaking inflation.

“‘Biden’s leadership’ is solely responsible for record inflation., according to the White House,” Hartzler wrote.

The White House deleted the tweet the following day without any further explanation or comment.

“Why did the White House delete this tweet?” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel wrote. “If Biden wants ‘credit’ for inflation, he has it!”

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters at a press conference that the tweet was deleted because it “was not complete.”

Sources: Blaze Media | New York Post | Fox News | The Daily Wire

8 comments on White House Deletes Tweet After Embarrassing Fact-Check

  1. Bob McCormick says:

    We are “getting the biggest (MANDATED BY LAW) increase in social security in 10 years” because the brandon maladministration is giving us the highest COST OF LIVING INCREASE since Jimmy Carter.

  2. Don says:

    Fibbing??? Well, I guess so. Children fib….adults lie.

  3. Blue Skies says:

    While I am grateful for an increase in SS, I hate that it is because of the inflation. Being on a fixed income, it is a tragic burden to buy groceries, gas, power bills, etc. We have reduced many simple pleasures to hopefully pay for the increased costs of necessities to live.

  4. jay jones says:

    Biden’s leadership has nothing to do with the S/S increase!!!!!! What a joke!!! They are trying everything to spin a positive
    for this failed administration!!! What a reach…they put it out just to have to pull it back as FALSE!! The inflation is his!!! Just
    like other negatives he owns as well……..

  5. RSM4 says:

    Come on man! Joe is doing so much! He single-handedly lowered gas prices, made the sun come, etc, etc.

  6. Ira Robert Davis says:

    Biden thought he could get the public to think he was the reason he gave the Sarai’s e which he is because he is the reason for the high inflation because he is a dictatorship

  7. Why doesen’t the article say “lying” instead of fact check. Too often they claim he is “fibbing”. Trump can’t hold a candle to this guy.

  8. David says:

    Seniors on the Democratic side of the isle forget the certificates of money owed to Social Security by the United States Governent (over 5 TRILLION), because Democrats started borrowing funds from Social Security for their pet projects and spending on frivolous welfare and medicaid programs. Then Democrats have the audacity to use the Social Security Cut threat against the Repub.icans.

    Some Seniors are clueless to the fact that the Government robbed their personal money from the SS account, they were forced to pay into! The Government is not providing or giving any money to you, as Social Security consist of the Social Security Taxes withheld from your working year paycheck.

    Challenge your Government to cease borrowing money from China to send it to other countries and to make Social Security solvent and whole!

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