Does Joe Biden have a Twitter ghostwriter? Why Twitter says “no”
Some politicians have ghostwriters who handle their tweets, usually a hapless intern. Earlier this week, Joe Biden tweeted in response to the violent protests that happened at the Capitol Building. “America is so much better than what we’re seeing today,” he wrote, making Twitter stop wondering which intern was writing his material. Obviously, Biden helms his own Twitter account.
Biden’s tweet caused controversy online. Many Twitter users gave the impression they don’t believe the U.S. is better like Joe Biden says. “Hard to believe after what we saw today,” someone replied. “Is it though? This past year is a true testament to what lives in the hearts of the American people. Hate, bigotry, hypocrisy, fear, and confusion,” another tweet said.
Other people shared memes about their thoughts on Biden’s sentiment.
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) January 6, 2021
This claim is disputed
This Twitter user replied to Biden’s tweet with an image that reads “this claim is disputed.”
*Stares in Native* pic.twitter.com/tydwprkBTl
— Scream of The Butterfly (@odetomedusa) January 6, 2021
Stares in Native
“IGHT IMMA HEAD OUT,” the photo with this tweet said. Twitter user Stares in Native wrote.
The rest of actual America, from like Mexico all the way to Tierra del Fuego: pic.twitter.com/X9lFnQskGc
— Lauri ❤️💜💙 (@Bigotedechivo) January 6, 2021
Not just the U.S.
Some Twitter users mentioned how Biden said “America” and not “the U.S.” These Twitter users said that people from other places around the continent wouldn’t want to be included in Biden’s statement.
— #EndSWAT (@community_witch) January 6, 2021
Citation needed, Joe Biden
This Twitter user asked Biden for a source to his claim.
get rid of the fluff. pic.twitter.com/vVDlZ5g84d
— kc jordan 🐋 (@_klaylo_) January 7, 2021
Get rid of the fluff
This meme altered the Joe Biden tweet to read “America is what we’re seeing today.”
This is America pic.twitter.com/xCg91Wz3Qf
— Eibra (@gomezeibra) January 6, 2021
This is America
Someone replied with a picture of America as a continent, not just the country of the U.S.
I'd say this perfectly represents what America truly is pic.twitter.com/aehjAAqTKw
— Alyssa (@Alybug1312) January 6, 2021
Is it though?
Some replies to the tweet were memes taken from stills of movies and TV shows.
— Bauhasaurus (@alejandrocsome) January 7, 2021
This Twitter user posted a photo of a Google search that said “America is a continent not a country.”