Jean-Pierre further elaborated on the deleted tweet during a press briefing Wednesday, again pointing to the earlier statement from the White House.
“Look, the tweet was not complete. Usually when we put out a tweet we post it with context, and it did not have that context,” Jean-Pierre said. “So in the past we’ve pointed out that for the first time in over a decade seniors’ Medicare premiums will decrease even as their Social Security checks increase. That’s a little bit of context that was not included.”
The context annotation, which was visible Wednesday morning, noted that the record increase the tweet referred to was tied to inflation, which reached its highest point in 40 years in June.
“Seniors will receive a large Social Security benefit increase due to the annual cost of living adjustment, which is based on the inflation rate,” the annotation said, linking to a history of the law on the official Social Security Administration website.
According to a description under the annotation, “Context is written by people who use Twitter, and appears when rated helpful by others.”
Myah Ward contributed to this report.