Twitter flagged a Sunday tweet from President Biden that claimed Republicans are threatening to trim Social Security and Medicare – a connection nan White House has pushed amid indebtedness ceiling negotiations, but 1 that respective Twitter users said needs much "context."
"House Republicans are threatening to trim Social Security and Medicare, putting nan dignity of millions of Americans who trust connected these programs astatine risk," Biden tweeted. "I won’t guidelines for that. We ought to fortify these programs – not gut them."
But underneath that message, Twitter inserted a scholar discourse statement clarifying that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., "said up of a gathering pinch President Biden this week that cuts to Medicare and Social Security are disconnected nan array successful talks astir raising nan indebtedness limit."
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Twitter flagged a tweet Sunday from President Biden that claimed Republicans threatened to trim Social Security and Medicare. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Twitter adds "context" notes erstwhile they are rated highly capable by Twitter users, a constituent that Twitter’s caller owner, Elon Musk, stressed precocious past twelvemonth erstwhile nan White House tweeted that Biden's "leadership" is what prompted a ample summation successful Social Security payments. Twitter readers noted that it was precocious ostentation that led to a precocious summation successful Social Security payments, and nan White House yet deleted that tweet.
McCarthy noted successful January his "Commitment to America" scheme specifications nan request to fortify Medicare and Social Security, not trim them, arsenic Biden and different Democrats person claimed. The White House responded to nan comments from McCarthy by noting erstwhile efforts from Republicans to trim nan programs arsenic they effort to betterment them.
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A tweet from President Biden was fact-checked by Twitter users. (Fox News/screenshot)
"For years, legislature Republicans person advocated for slashing earned benefits utilizing Washington codification words for illustration ‘strengthen,’ erstwhile their policies would privatize Medicare and Social Security, raise nan status age, aliases trim benefits," White House spokesperson Andrew Bates told The Hill successful January. "House Republicans garbage to raise gross from nan wealthy, but insist they will ‘strengthen’ earned benefits programs."
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President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy held a backstage gathering past week to talk nan indebtedness ceiling. (Kevin Dietsch)
Biden and McCarthy held a backstage gathering past week to talk nan indebtedness ceiling. The Senate has near nan statement to nan Republican-controlled House.
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Biden is group to present his State of nan Union reside Tuesday.
Patrick Hauf is simply a authorities writer for Fox News Digital.