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 By C. Douglas Golden  July 26, 2022 at 5:59am

President Joe Biden is bragging now that gas prices are down from record highs. He is not, however, bragging that his staff is terribly efficient.

As CNN reported last month, the Biden administration has “over 70 people on staff who help create” digital content. Not one of them, apparently, knows how to run spell check.

In a widely mocked tweet touting a slight lowering in gas prices on Monday, Biden’s crack team didn’t realize that the word “person” was misspelled in an infographic.

(Of course, these are the kinds of mistakes we’re used to seeing from Joe Biden himself — especially coming from his mouth. Here at The Western Journal, we’ve chronicled the president’s history of gaffes and what it says about his fitness for the office. We’ll keep bringing America the truth. You can help us by subscribing.)

The tweet Monday itself was nothing new, as Biden had spent the weekend bragging about the fact that gas had retreated somewhat from record highs.

Gas prices have declined by an average of 60 cents per gallon over the past 38 days.

Five straight weeks of gas prices coming down.

— President Biden (@POTUS) July 22, 2022

Make that 65 cents down over 40 days. https://t.co/js2oPq5Z1W

— President Biden (@POTUS) July 24, 2022

I grew up in a family where if the price of gas went up, we felt it.

Gas prices have dropped since mid-June and should continue to come down in the days and weeks ahead. I know those extra dollars and cents mean something.

— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 24, 2022

Tone-deaf though those tweets may have been — gas is still up over 80 percent per gallon since Biden became president — at least they didn’t contain any misspellings.

His team wasn’t so lucky with a Monday tweet that contained an infographic stating that, with lower gas prices, “the average driver will spend $35 less per month for one peson [sic].”

For American families looking for a little more breathing room, these savings matter. pic.twitter.com/IdDv2JGXAD

— President Biden (@POTUS) July 25, 2022

Oh, and did Twitter users have some fun with this.

I am very confident in an administration that spells good. pic.twitter.com/j7dhGoxlsj

— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) July 26, 2022

is peson a type of taco

— Jessica O’Donnell (@heckyessica) July 25, 2022

And, as some pointed out, this was hardly the only misspelling of this kind that’s happened on the administration’s watch — like this one where the “i” was left out of “Louisiana” in a sign behind Vice President Kamala Harris when she visited the Bayou State earlier this month.

Must be someone from Lousiana. pic.twitter.com/BOwCr9C0ig

— 🇺🇸GLM🇺🇸 (@glmedford) July 25, 2022

But, more importantly, several pointed out the flaw in Biden’s bragging:

Fixed it. pic.twitter.com/FRAI92e1l9

— Libertarian Party NH (@LPNH) July 25, 2022

pic.twitter.com/vFJawt5Kx8

— M D (@mdHughJass) July 25, 2022

Gas prices are still way up, of course; they’ve just gone from cataclysmic to merely astronomical. If this is what the president sees fit to brag about, the only problem isn’t with misspellings.

And, keep in mind, there are over 70 people working on Biden’s digital content, White House spokesman Andrew Bates told CNN in June.

Is Joe Biden responsible for high gas prices?

Of course, it’s unlikely that all three-score and 10 were involved in this particular Twitter post, but the fact is, with that size of staff, Biden’s digital communications should be as flawless as his policies are disastrous. All 70 in the shop should be considered responsible for that.

“The president has a well-rounded strategy that combines putting unprecedented resources into digital engagement, speeches that provide many of his most powerful moments, and person-to-person interactions that showcase important qualities like his empathy,” Bates said.

If only they could showcase spelling and spell-check skills, and maybe some respect for the intelligence of the American people.

C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he’s written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.

C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he’s written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).

Birthplace

Morristown, New Jersey

Education

Catholic University of America

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Topics of Expertise

American Politics, World Politics, Culture

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