In a move that has stirred controversy, President Biden recently tweeted a handwritten letter he claims to have received from a little girl named “Charlotte,” asking him to “fix” the gender wage gap.
The internet response was swift, with many accusing the letter of being fake due to its numerous errors and suspicious content. In the letter, Charlotte writes, “Men are getting more money then girls. I think you should fix this. Since your the presitent.”
Biden responded to the letter with praise and a commitment to address the issue, stating, “Charlotte, I couldn’t agree more. Women lose thousands of dollars each year, and hundreds of thousands over a lifetime, because of gender and racial wage gaps. I’m committed to building an economy where my daughters have the same rights and opportunities as my sons.”
Critics on Twitter were quick to voice their skepticism. Greg Price, State Freedom Caucus Network Comms Director, tweeted, “Lmfao this is so fake that it’s embarrassing Biden’s handlers even thought anyone would think it was real.”
Author and comedian Tim Young echoed this sentiment, saying, “Sooo, they have staff writing fake notes from children to Biden now… lol.”
The Post Millennial photojournalist Beth Baisch questioned the authenticity of the handwriting, asking, “Which of your staffers held the pencil in the wrong hand to write this?” Other users such as software engineer Billy Markus and the conservative commentator duo the Hodgetwins also chimed in, expressing doubt over the letter’s veracity.
Former congressional nominee Luke Negron took the opportunity to challenge the very notion of a wage gap, tweeting,
1)This letter is so fake that its embarrassing.
2)The wage gap is even more fake. When you factor in job choice, willingness to work nights/weekends, job danger etc, there is no wage gap.
Your ‘wage gap’ comes from comparing a part time female teacher to a full time male engineer.”
The Federalist CEO and co-founder Sean Davis mocked the letter’s writing, comparing it to Jill Biden’s doctoral dissertation, while others like radio host Kim Klacik and WalkAway campaign founder Brandon Straka jokingly advised “Charlotte” to embrace transgender or non-binary identities as a solution to the wage gap issue.
Journalist Caleb Parke highlighted the potential for “Charlotte” to experience unfairness in sports due to Biden’s policies, suggesting she may have to compete against male athletes.
DeSantis spokesman Jeremy Redfern also joined the fray, referencing Hunter Biden’s controversial position on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma.
As the debate rages on, it remains to be seen whether this letter will serve as a catalyst for meaningful change or merely as another flashpoint in the ongoing partisan divide.