President Biden recently tweeted a handwritten letter purportedly from a young girl named “Charlotte,” who asks him to “fix” the gender wage gap. The internet quickly responded with skepticism, pointing out numerous errors and suspicious content in the letter. In it, Charlotte writes, “Men are getting more money then girls.I think you should fix this. Since your the presitent.”
Biden replied to the letter, expressing his agreement and commitment to addressing the issue: “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.”
Twitter users were swift in expressing their doubts about the letter’s authenticity. Greg Price, State Freedom Caucus Network Comms Director, and author-comedian Tim Young were among those who suggested the letter was fake and possibly created by Biden’s staff.
The handwriting in the letter also sparked debate, with The Post Millennial photojournalist Beth Baisch asking, “Which of your staffers held the pencil in the wrong hand to write this?” Others, such as software engineer Billy Markus and the conservative commentator duo the Hodgetwins, added their skepticism about the letter’s genuineness.
Some critics, like former congressional nominee Luke Negron, took the opportunity to challenge the notion of a wage gap, arguing that factors such as job choice, work hours, and job danger account for any perceived wage disparity. The Federalist CEO and co-founder Sean Davis mocked the quality of the letter’s writing by comparing it to Jill Biden’s doctoral dissertation.
A few commentators humorously proposed that “Charlotte” could adopt a transgender or non-binary identity to bypass the wage gap issue. Journalist Caleb Parke and DeSantis spokesman Jeremy Redfern raised concerns about the possible implications of Biden’s policies on sports and referenced Hunter Biden’s controversial position on the board of Burisma, respectively.
The authenticity of the letter remains in question, but the conversation it has sparked continues to fuel debate on the gender wage gap and the validity of the claims surrounding it.