The Trump White House isn’t exactly known for honesty or being forthright, but a tweet sent out by the administration on Sunday announcing the “first snow of the year” in Washington, D.C. suggests that truth is an utterly foreign concept to the Trump team.
The official Twitter account for the White House sent out this tweet on Sunday evening:
The digital snow was a nice touch, don’t you think?
But the temperature in the nation’s capitol when the tweet was posted just happens to have been 53 degrees, over 20 degrees warmer than is required for snow to fall.
We probably shouldn’t be surprised by such a monumental screw up from the Trump administration considering that the president himself used a Sharpie to suggest that a hurricane was about to hit Alabama last year. That later became known as SharpieGate:
Reaction on Twitter to the snow tweet was swift and unforgiving. Take a look:
— Liz Gumbinner 🌊 (@Mom101) January 13, 2020
It’s been snowing in Russia for two weeks
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) January 13, 2020
It is not snowing in DC right now (hit 69 degrees earlier).
Also, the sun was not out on inauguration day in 2016.
— Heidi Przybyla (@HeidiNBC) January 13, 2020
Must be all the document shreddings floating thru the air.
— CK (@charley_ck14) January 13, 2020
Just when you think things can’t get more bat-sh*t crazy…alas…. https://t.co/rMZx6YSZOb
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) January 13, 2020
The White House lies about important stuff. It lies about stupid stuff. It just lies, lies, lies. https://t.co/80827WY1aH
— Joe Gerth (@Joe_Gerth) January 13, 2020
That’s not snow.
It Mitch McConnell flinging bags of cocaine all over the District. https://t.co/M72yd0JTNq
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) January 13, 2020
Where is it snowing? Nowhere near the White House. Is there anything you people don’t lie about?
— I’m Just Dan (@DanielAshley13) January 13, 2020
People were wearing shorts today in Baltimore. My son asked if we could put on the A/C.
— Allison Robicelli (@robicellis) January 13, 2020
He already altered a weather map, so why not alter a picture and pretend that there is snow falling. I feel bad for the poor staffer that’s going to have to go out and pretend like it was actually snowing in D.C.
— David Kapitan (@kapitanslog) January 13, 2020
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