White House Press Secretary Accidentally Tweets from Wrong Account
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre accidentally published a post on her official government account that was apparently meant for Joe Biden’s account. The post, which was quickly deleted, emphasized the importance of investing in all parts of America and referenced Joe Biden’s promise to leave no part of the country behind. While the mishap may seem harmless at first glance, it raises questions about the person responsible for crafting Biden’s tweets and the level of attention to detail within the White House communication team.
The accidental tweet by Karine Jean-Pierre was quick to catch the attention of social media users. The now-deleted post read, “Investing in America means investing in ALL of America. When I ran for President, I made a promise that I would leave no part of the country behind.” The tweet was intended for Biden’s official government account but was mistakenly published on Jean-Pierre’s own account.
Oops. Biden Press Secretary KJP just tweeted a post meant for Joe Biden's X/Twitter account. pic.twitter.com/ln80N0eSee
— TV News Now (@TVNewsNow) August 15, 2023
The mix-up sparked various reactions and speculations among journalists and social media users. White House correspondent Simon Ateba pointed out that Karine Jean-Pierre has never run for President, raising doubts about the accuracy of the tweet’s content. Another reporter, Stephanie Myers, observed that Jean-Pierre may have forgotten to switch to the official @POTUS account before posting. These speculations highlight the need for careful management of social media communication within the White House.
“White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre tweeted and then deleted this. Looks like she forgot to switch to the @POTUS account.” – Stephanie Myers
Fox News contributor Joe Concha took a different approach, suggesting that the mishap revealed who is responsible for writing Biden’s tweets. He presented three options: Karine Jean-Pierre, a White House intern, or an unidentified person who allegedly left cocaine at the White House. While Concha’s speculations may seem far-fetched, they point to the broader concerns regarding transparency and authenticity in the digital communication of the White House.
This recent incident involving Karine Jean-Pierre is not the first time she has made headlines for communication mishaps. Earlier in the week, she mispronounced the names of Hawaii’s Democratic senators, Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz, during a press briefing. Jean-Pierre referred to Senator Hirono as a “he” and struggled with the pronunciation of Senator Schatz’s name. This incident occurred amidst Hawaii’s battle with a devastating fire, making the missteps even more notable.
“Senator Harino [sic], who I said the president spoke to just last night, he thanked the president for the immediate support of federal agencies have delivered for residents of Hawaii,” Jean-Pierre said, adding, “and so does, has, so has Senator Shorts, Sharts — Schatz.” – Karine Jean-Pierre