Snopes issues retraction, admits Biden wore hard hat backwards

 January 28, 2024

President Joe Biden became the subject of derision last week in the wake of allegations that wore a hard hat backward.

While those claims were originally denied by Snopes, Fox News noted that the left-leaning fact checker was later forced to admit that they were true. 

Social media users mock photo of Biden

According to the network, Biden's picture was taken during a trip to visit unionized workers in Wisconsin with Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

The position of Biden's hat was quickly pointed out by social media users, including New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik.

"Can’t make it up," Stefanik wrote in a post on X, the social media platform previously known as Twitter. "Joe Biden in a BACKWARDS hard hat pretending to understand today’s economic challenges for hardworking families. His polls will go even lower."

Snopes issues correction, admits that hat was on backwards

As Fox News pointed out, Snopes initially came to Biden's defense, stating, "The photo is genuine. And it does look, at first glance, like Biden was wearing that hard hat backwards."

"But after comparing it to other photos and videos of the same event, we were forced to reach the opposite conclusion: The hat on Biden's head was facing forward, bill to the front, not backward," the website declared.

However, Snopes later retracted that verdict with a correction after receiving "a ton of comments in a very short time challenging our assumption."

It acknowledged that "Biden, in this case, was wearing a hard hat that had been configured to be worn with the bill facing backwards and the suspension reversed so the nape strap and tightening knob were under the bill."

Union president admits that most members won't vote for Biden

Interestingly, Biden's problems with organized labor seem to go far beyond hard hats, something United Auto Workers Union (UAW) president Shawn Fain addressed last week.

While Fain officially gave the president his endorsement this past Wednesday, the union boss also admitted that Biden is struggling to win support from UAW members.

"Let me be clear about this," Newsweek quoted Fain as saying during an appearance on Fox News' "Your World with Neil Cavuto."

"A great majority of our members will not vote for President Biden," he continued, adding, "Yes, some will, but that's the reality of this."

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