The White House is sending pre-edited videos of President Joe Biden to supporters so they can put them on TikTok and other social media accounts, according to a new report.
CNN’s Edward Isaac Duffer reported details of a White House call with abortion advocates in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June.
After the call, the White House sent them a list of talking points and “suggestions for clips of Biden’s speech to share on TikTok.” according to for the report.
Behind-the-scenes details of the White House’s clumsy communications effort illustrate a growing sense of anger and frustration among activists about Biden’s failure to address this moment on the abortion issue.
The report also notes that Biden tends to “reprimand advisers” when he is unhappy with the direction of his presidency or a particular event, while his “seasoned advisers” urge him to “take a long view” on issues affecting his presidency.
The White House has repeatedly tried to circumvent the establishment’s media by reaching out to TikTok stars.
In March, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki held a briefing on Ukraine with the stars of TikTok, an exercise that was parodied by NBC’s Saturday Night Live comedy.
them too a job With a comedian from TikTok in August filming a video of a cross-dressed “intern” working in the White House to promote a coronavirus vaccine.
In December, the White House also placed Biden in video With the Jonas Brothers criticizing the famous TikTok meme about the President.