The White House has deleted a tweet after it was hit with a fact check by Twitter.
The tweet credited Democrat President Joe Biden for a Social Security payment increase that was mandated by law under Richard Nixon.
The Biden White House officially deleted the tweet where they take credit for 8% annualized inflation.
The White House’s tweet credited “President Biden’s leadership” for the increase in Social Security payments.
However, the increases are tied to inflation by a law passed by Nixon.
To reinforce that point, the tweet was flagged by Twitter as something that was actually caused by a 40-year high in inflation.
“Seniors are getting the biggest increase in their Social Security checks in 10 years through President Biden’s leadership,” the White House tweeted Tuesday.
The Biden White House has officially deleted the tweet where they take credit for 8% annualized inflation. But screenshots are forever. https://t.co/DrgB9Vj3a0 pic.twitter.com/JCAec1Wb8M
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) November 2, 2022
A note was soon attached to the tweet providing “context” Twitter users “thought people might want to know.”
“Seniors will receive a large Social Security benefit increase due to the annual cost of living adjustment, which is based on the inflation rate.
“President Nixon in 1972 signed into law automatic benefit adjustments tied to the Consumer Price Index.”
Lol this tweet crediting Biden’s leadership for an increase in social security payments due to record high inflation has officially been DELETED by the White House. pic.twitter.com/JV6OI6l9pa
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) November 2, 2022
This isn’t the first time Twitter has fact-checked Biden under Elon Musk’s leadership, however.
As Slay News previously reported, Musk fired a warning shot at the Democrats late last week by flagging false claims about inflation in a post from Biden’s Twitter account.
Biden, or someone on his staff, tweeted: “Let me give you the facts.
“In 2020, 55 corporations made $40 billion.
“And they paid zero in federal taxes.
“My Inflation Reduction Act puts an end to this.”
Let me give you the facts.
In 2020, 55 corporations made $40 billion. And they paid zero in federal taxes.
My Inflation Reduction Act puts an end to this.
— President Biden (@POTUS) October 29, 2022
Musk’s Twitter responded by flagging the post as false.
“The Inflation Reduction Act imposed a minimum tax on corporations with average pre-tax earnings greater than $1 billion,” Twitter’s fact check label said.
“Out of the 55 corporations the tweet references, only 14 had earnings greater than $1 billion and would be eligible under Biden’s tax law.”