During the debt ceiling negotiations, the White House has pushed a narrative that Republicans are threatening to slash Social Security and Medicare. However, multiple Twitter users have noted that this message needs more “context.” Twitter flagged a Sunday tweet from President Biden that made this assertion.
According to a tweet from Biden, “House Republicans are threatening to reduce Social Security and Medicare, endangering the dignity of millions of Americans who depend on these services.” “I won’t permit that. Instead of cutting these programs, we should make them stronger.”
The House Speaker of California, Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., “indicated ahead of a meeting with President Biden this week that cutbacks to Medicare and Social Security are off the table in talks about extending the debt limit,” according to a reader context note Twitter put beneath that statement.