The White House was hit by a storm of ridicule on Sunday when it celebrated the “first snow of the year” in Washington DC — all while bemused locals confirmed it did not snow at all and was, in fact, unseasonably warm that day.
The original tweet showed a picturesque view (below) of the historic residence, complete with the caption:
“First snow of the year!”
First snow of the year! ❄️ pic.twitter.com/kgSLQX6QxK
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 13, 2020
The festive photo left social media confused, as it was not snowing in DC on Sunday. In actuality, the local temperature hit a balmy 70 with a low of 49, according to the National Weather Service.
As it turns out, the photo was apparently taken a few days prior. The same pic was uploaded to the White House Flickr account, which…