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Why Is President Biden Using A Fake White House Set?

For certain events like the recent COVID booster shot promotion, President Biden used a fake White House. 

The fake set was mocked by the President, and social media users shared images that showed wide shots showing the faux White House set.

The set features windows that appear to be projected images of the Rose Garden – in full bloom in October – to lend authenticity.

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Fake White House Set:

Fox News and other media outlets confirmed that the White House has a set of White House furniture outside of its White House. It is located inside the Executive Office Building. This building is for Executive Branch employees. 

According to Fox: “The video set, which was constructed across from the White House in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, is used by Biden for video conferences and events broadcast online.”

As for the usage of the fake White House, “The set, which includes a small seating area for members of the press and others in attendance for events, also plays host to virtual meetings for Biden and other members of his administration.”

Further, Biden isn’t the only person in his administration to use the phony White House: “In addition to Biden, Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen have been photographed using the set alongside the president for events there.”

It is a question of why. 

Incredibly, PolitiFact did a fact-check that said the fake White House set wasn’t created solely for Biden’s booster shot event – it was used before that took place. 

PolitiFact does not provide any explanations for the existence of the set. 

Newsweek was able to find the answer and provides a detailed explanation. 

It’s bigger, and has room for journalists: “Martha Kumar, director of the White House Transition Project explained that this room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building is being used more regularly due to it being more accessible.”

Another Washington insider tells Newsweek that it’s entirely about “optics.” 

Former White House events director Josh King “explained that the use of the new area is down to “PoliOptics.”

“Every week in Washington has an element of theater and stagecraft, one side or another working to take full advantage of visual storytelling,” King told the newspaper.”

Newsweek waits for a response from White House.

Conservatives still see something strange about this whole thing.

Human Events Senior Editor Jack Posobiec responded to the images by describing them simply as the “Truman Show Presidency,” a reference to the Jim Carrey movie in which the main character lives his entire life on a massive set with actors.

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Media Doesn’t Seem All That Curious

There hasn’t been much media coverage of the fake White House set aside from a Fox News article, Newsweek, and buzz from conservatives on social media.

So the bottom line – yes, the Biden administration has a fake White House set. No, they didn’t create it just for Biden’s booster event.

Why? To fit more journalists into a single room. Numerous media events have been held in the Oval Office at the White House. 

Multiple mainstream media outlets checked a hoax on social media that claimed then-President Trump filmed a video before a greenscreen.

Forbes, Newsweek, and Washington Post all checked the report and concluded that he hadn’t used a greenscreen.

The truth is that they took time to do so.

Why won’t they cover Biden with the same level of scrutiny?

 

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