X users celebrate fact-checking of KJP’s ‘Bidenomics’ claims

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By Carina

In a recent development on social media, the White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre faced a crowdsourced fact-check via the “Community Notes” feature on X, previously known as Twitter.

This action has drawn considerable attention, particularly from critics of the Biden administration.

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Community notes scrutinize Jean-Pierre’s claims on ‘Bidenomics’

The “Community Notes” feature was used to add context to a statement by Jean-Pierre regarding President Biden’s economic policies, often referred to as “Bidenomics.”

She attributed recent positive economic developments to these policies.

“Today, we got more good economic news. 199,000 jobs created last month,” Jean-Pierre posted. “A total of 14.1 million was created under President Biden. That’s Bidenomics in action.”

X users counter Jean-Pierre’s job creation claims using ‘Community Notes’

However, users on X utilized the “Community Notes” feature to dispute her claim.

They noted, “It is well documented that nearly 72% of job gains since 2021 are simply jobs recovered that were lost during the pandemic, not created.”

This note drew upon a U.S. House Budget Committee press release from June, which emphasized that most job growth under Biden represented a recovery from pandemic losses rather than new job creation.

Report clarifies job recovery, sparks response from conservative X users

The release stated, “Nearly 72 percent of all job gains since 2021 were simply jobs being recovered from the pandemic, not new job creation. In fact, when looking at today’s economy compared to pre-pandemic levels, employment is up only by 3.7 million.”

Adding this note to Jean-Pierre’s post was well-received among conservative X users.

Prominent figures like OutKick sports commentator Dan Dakich and conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza expressed their views.

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Prominent figures react to community notes on White House official’s Tweet

Dakich commented, “Love community notes,” while D’Souza remarked, “She lies. Gets busted. Then lies again.”

The sentiment was echoed by others, including Gov. Ron DeSantis’ press secretary Bryan Griffin, who criticized the White House official: “Another day, another community note on a White House Tweet.

The Democrats are lying to you. ‘Ignore your reality for our narrative so we can stay in power.’ There’s only one person in this race who can beat the Democrats in November. That’s @RonDeSantis.”

Public figures praise ‘Community Notes’ for counteracting misinformation

Additionally, the official account for “Rasmussen Reports” expressed gratitude for the feature, posting, “Good Morning! Where would we be without @CommunityNotes? We’d be back inside Jack Dorsey’s censorship prison.”

XM radio host Andrew Wilkow also weighed in, saying: “She really just says whatever she wants, doesn’t she?”

Trump 2024 senior adviser Dan Scavino, Jr. responded to Jean-Pierre’s post with a GIF of the “Elf on the Shelf” that read: “Stop spreading misinformation. THE ELF IS WATCHING.”

Public opinion clashes with Biden admin’s positive economic narrative

Despite assertions by the Biden administration and some media outlets that the economy is flourishing under President Biden, public sentiment appears less optimistic.

An October New York Times/Siena poll revealed that over 60% of Democrats view the economy as “only fair” or “poor.”

Growing gap between public perception and Biden admin’s economic portrayal

This discrepancy between the administration’s portrayal and the public’s perception highlights a growing divide in interpretations of economic health and policy effectiveness under the current administration.

The use of social media platforms and features like “Community Notes” has become a significant tool for public discourse, enabling real-time scrutiny and debate over political statements and claims.

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