White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre found herself in a Twitter mishap on Tuesday afternoon, inadvertently posting a message intended for President Joe Biden’s official government account on her own. The now-deleted tweet 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.”
Observing the slip-up, Today News Africa White House correspondent Simon Ateba reacted with a touch of humor, quipping, “@PressSec Karine Jean-Pierre has not run for President, at least to the best of my knowledge.”
Fox News contributor Joe Concha, in his distinctive style, offered a wry observation on the situation, humorously suggesting that the mistakenly tweeted message might reveal the enigmatic author behind President Biden’s social media posts. Concha listed potential candidates, including Jean-Pierre herself and even a White House intern, injecting a lighthearted tone into the incident. The reference to an illicit substance, albeit tongue-in-cheek, underscored the severity of the situation.
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Jean-Pierre had been in the spotlight earlier in the week, making headlines for mispronouncing the names of Hawaii’s Democratic senators, Sens. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Brian Schatz (D-HI). The blunder was particularly untimely as Hawaii was grappling with a devastating fire, one of the deadliest in the United States in over a century.
During a press briefing, Jean-Pierre misspoke, referring to Senator Hirono as “Senator Harino [sic]” and mistakenly assigning a male pronoun. She continued, “he thanked the president for the immediate support of federal agencies have delivered for residents of Hawaii,” and similarly stumbled over Senator Schatz’s name.
The mispronunciations added a layer of awkwardness to the already tragic situation in Hawaii, shedding light on the importance of accurate communication, especially in times of crisis. Jean-Pierre’s errors served as a reminder of the significance of precision and attentiveness in conveying vital information to the public.
In conclusion, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre’s accidental tweet from the wrong account garnered attention and amusement from various quarters, leading to humorous speculations about the authorship of President Biden’s social media posts.