The Daily Caller reports that White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates just unwittingly posted a message that contained the words, “Joe Biden showered with his daughter.”
Bates’s boss, President Joe Biden, can’t be too happy about this. So far, though, it appears that Bates still has his job.
On Thursday, Bates, on his official government Twitter account, retweeted several videos of White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre coming to the aid of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg at a recently-held press briefing.
For those unfamiliar with the situation, Buttigieg has been receiving a lot of criticism for his handling of the train derailment that recently took place in Ohio.
Jean-Pierre, at the press briefing, responded to the criticism by claiming that it is in “bad faith,” and she implied that the criticism was discriminatory in nature.
Journalist Greg Price tweeted the following clip of Jean-Pierre’s response.
“There’s been a lot of bad faith attacks on Secretary Buttigieg.
“If you remember Elaine Chao, she was the head of the Department of Transportation and when there were these types of chemical spills. Nobody was calling for her to be fired.” pic.twitter.com/KbcjyrIkfu
— Andrew Bates (@AndrewJBates46) February 23, 2023
Bates decided to retweet Price’s tweet, and that is what got him into trouble. That’s because, at the time, Price had changed his name to “Joe Biden Showered With His Daughter.”
Take a look:
Ok, @AndrewJBates46, you gotta admit this is pretty funny…
+1 @greg_price11 pic.twitter.com/0zxTmvqelA
— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) February 23, 2023
In late 2022, social media users were sharing a quote meme that claimed Ashley Biden, the daughter of U.S. President Joe Biden, once wrote of her father in a diary, “I [am] so afraid of him coming in the shower with me that I’ve waited until late at night to take a shower.” According to the quote meme, the sentence appeared on pages 67 and 68 of the aforementioned diary.
According to Snopes, the claim is “unfounded.” The “fact-checker,” claims, “We have so far been unable to find any evidence whatsoever that shows this is an actual quote from Biden’s daughter.”
It’s gone, but not forgotten
Bates has been unable to delete the tweet because it is on his official government account. But, Price has since changed his name back to “Greg Price.” And so, one can no longer see “Joe Biden Showered With His Daughter” on Bates’s retweet.
Still, it has to have been a fairly embarrassing situation for the Biden administration to have one of its top officials tweet out something like that. Then again, it’s par for the course for the Biden administration.