The White Home of President Donald Trump got here below hearth Sunday after a tweet that critics are already slamming because the “dumbest” lie of 2020.
And it’s all in regards to the climate.
In what would on most days be a uncontroversial message, the White Home tweeted about snow:
The White Home
The issue? It not solely didn’t snow in Washington on Sunday, but it surely was additionally unseasonably heat, with temperatures reaching a excessive of 68. And if it did snow, it wouldn’t have been the primary of the 12 months for the capital.
That occurred on Tuesday. Certainly, the picture seems within the White Home Flickr feed for that date.
It’s probably the tweet was written Tuesday, however not despatched because the Iran disaster unfolded. If that’s the case, it’s not clear why it was then despatched on Sunday, when it was so clearly not snowing in Washington.
The Washington Publish reported final month that Trump has unleashed a blizzard of lies, with greater than 15,000 false or deceptive claims since taking workplace in 2017.
A number of have been in regards to the climate.
At one level, Trump confirmed off a doctored map to make false claims a couple of nonexistent hurricane risk.
However critics on Twitter say his administration mendacity about an much more simply verifiable climate occasion ought to have a particular place on the record:
This White Home lied about rain at Trump’s inauguration. They used a Sharpie to alter a climate map to lie a couple of hurricane headed to Alabama. They usually proceed to lie about local weather change. Why would not they lie in regards to the first snow of the 12 months when it is 53 levels in DC? pic.twitter.com/QmunL6ySjA
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) January 13, 2020
Why. Why would you lie about THIS.
— Jessica Ellis (@baddestmamajama) January 13, 2020
It’s been snowing in Russia for 2 weeks
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) January 13, 2020
That is certainly the truest type of gaslighting, to lie in regards to the stupidest, most disprovable factor, solely to trigger division and show to probably the most suggestible in society that there are not any things like goal information. https://t.co/OxJMCtUuse
— E.J. Kalafarski (@ejkalafarski) January 13, 2020
It is 54 levels. Is there something you do not lie about?
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) January 13, 2020