The administration was widely criticized after a Thursday tweet aimed at showing Biden’s progress since taking office included the obviously false claim. Biden himself had received his first COVID vaccination shot a full month before being sworn in.
“When President Biden took office, millions were unemployed and there was no vaccine available,” the tweet claimed.
When President Biden took office, millions were unemployed and there was no vaccine available.
In the last 15 months, the economy has created 8.3M jobs and the unemployment rate stands at 3.6% — the fastest decline in unemployment to start a President’s term ever recorded.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 12, 2022
On Friday night, the White House admitted the tweet was mistaken, even as it sought to credit Biden with the larger
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