It's not unusual for President Donald Trump's administration to dismiss or outright deny the existence of climate change and the future weather patterns it presents.
It is unusual, however, for the White House to deny the weather happening in the present, especially since it can be fact-checked by looking out the window.
So people were confused when the White House's official Twitter account tweeted about the so-called first snow of the year.
First snow of the year! ❄️ https://t.co/kgSLQX6QxK— The White House (@The White House) 1578880501.0
The problem? The weather in D.C. was about 20 degrees too warm for snow.
People joked that the White House was testing just how far its lies could go.
Trump/Putin testing how far they can push the compromised GOP to lie for them. https://t.co/iHWVqDBvVi— Cheri Jacobus (@Cheri Jacobus) 1578888063.0
It's 52 degrees. It's snowing in DC to the same extent that Trump is innocent. These folks aren't even compet… https://t.co/0zygfgYUxl— Neal Katyal (@Neal Katyal) 1578885697.0
It's currently 53 degrees and clear in DC but Trump's White House claims it's snowing. And they expect us to belie… https://t.co/cFtUP3dqPO— Polly Sigh (@Polly Sigh) 1578882463.0
Just when you think things can't get more bat-sh*t crazy...alas.... https://t.co/rMZx6YSZOb— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈) 1578884970.0
What the fuck. They seriously want to prove Maga will buy fake weather now? https://t.co/W08B1BfUsZ— Todd Poirier (@Todd Poirier) 1578889292.0
It's not out of the question that the White House would deny the weather.
In the summer of last year, Trump or someone on his administration infamously doctored an official weather forecast with sharpie to falsely put Alabama in the path of a hurricane to vindicate inaccurate tweets Trump had sent earlier.
People soon began alluding to that gaffe.
When did they start making white Sharpies? https://t.co/3VaSZwDvkn— Lola Gayle (@Lola Gayle) 1578919808.0
How is Trump going to sharpie his way out of this? https://t.co/OpE2N6VNN7— ReaganRepublican (@ReaganRepublican) 1578884525.0
Looking forward to the White House now putting out an official Weather Service map with a Sharpie drawn around Wash… https://t.co/x4MGb0YPG3— Robert Elisberg (@Robert Elisberg) 1578896566.0
Umm...no. I'm in DC right now. It's 49 Fahrenheit. I look forward to seeing the sharpie modified map to show they a… https://t.co/4TCN9IUZia— Archaeology Carl (@Archaeology Carl) 1578890649.0
The White House later clarified that the picture was from January 7, the actual time it snowed in D.C. for the first time in 2020.