Conservative social media users were aghast Friday after a post from the White House's official Twitter account used a phrase that many deemed questionable.
The tweet in question was posted Friday morning — the same day March's job report was released. It praised the job growth seen during President Barack Obama's presidency.
"Our businesses have added 14.4 million jobs over the past 73 months—the longest streak ever," the tweet read, with a link to March's "employment situation."
Our businesses have added 14.4 million jobs over the past 73 months—the longest streak ever: https://t.co/wOaqhT4lsi https://t.co/nRxsG9qsNW— White House Archived (@White House Archived)1459520065.0
It was the word "our" that sent many users into a frenzy. Even famed conservative commentator Michelle Malkin criticized the account for allegedly taking credit for creating jobs.
They're not your businesses. #WhoBuiltThat https://t.co/ZlsMNGsOUd— Michelle Malkin (@Michelle Malkin)1459521756.0
"Our"......? https://t.co/3J2AJcQY0Y— justturnright (@justturnright)1459522119.0
@WhiteHouse you would think they are your businesses, wouldn't you. Damn socialists.— “Dr.” Murray Fullerton 😇🙏👹 (@“Dr.” Murray Fullerton 😇🙏👹)1459520690.0
@WhiteHouse Wow. Some of those are as much as 20 hour a week jobs! Part time low pay. And they aren't "your" businesses. Americans own them.— justmejill (@justmejill)1459530226.0
Obama sparked a heated controversy toward the end of his first term when he famously quipped in 2012, "you didn't build that," in reference to American business owners.
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