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The White House posted a tweet about snow—on the warmest day of winter



David Covucci


Posted on Jan 13, 2020   Updated on May 19, 2021, 6:00 pm CDT

Over the weekend, the East Coast was hit with a spate of unseasonably warm weather, with temperatures nearing 70 degrees in the middle of January.

Pleasant as it was, it was also a tad disconcerting, given the ever-looming worry about climate change.

And the Trump White House, which has been criticized for not doing more about climate change at the policy level, was instead of tweeting about the nice day outside and saying it was snowing.

It was snowing in D.C. earlier in the week, so it’s possible that it was either a scheduled tweet that someone got the date wrong on, or just a person finally sorting through images of the week and sharing it.

But people on Twitter assumed it was a winking troll tweet from the president and it sparked accusations of climate change denial, memes, and even conspiracy theories.



Others considered the possibility that it was a secret message to the Russians (it isn’t).

Again, it’s probably just a photo from Tuesday that they posted Sunday.


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*First Published: Jan 13, 2020, 9:07 am CST